Dear fellow tax hikers, more good news out of Blue Ash as we have received word that their City Council is preparing to approve a zoning change that clears the way for another huge apartment complex in their fine city. We fully endorse this plan. There is nothing that makes a suburban community great like more apartment complexes. With any luck, some of these units might even become Section 8.
This project is opposed by Blue Ash Mayor Mark Weber. Whatever you do, please do not read Mayor Weber's editorial criticizing this plan.
His editorial informs us that Blue Ash housing is already 20% apartment rentals, and with this project and another big one recently approved that number would climb to 28%. By comparison, neighbors Evendale and Montgomery are at just 3.6% and 8.1% rental. We think these numbers should be even higher.
We call on our good friend, Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan, to once again fight off Mayor Weber. Councilman Bryan was our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year, and since then has done nothing but make us proud. For example, when Mayor Weber and some of our anti-tax enemies opposed Blue Ash's plan to help fund the Cincinnati streetcar, it was Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan who stepped in and fended them off, leading the Cincinnati streetcar to a 6-1 victory in Blue Ash City Council.
We need our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year Rick Bryan to step up and show this great leadership again. While Blue Ash is already great, we need Rick to make the rest of Council understand that more rental units is what will take them to the next step. And don't forget - more residents means MORE TAXES! We call on Blue Ash City Council to approve this plan Thursday night.