YOUR IDEAS

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12 votes

One on One wtih Antwan Wilson

I would like to hear Kojo Nnamdi interview new DCPS chancellor Antwan Wilson at the event. I would like to know what his plans are for DCPS and how he will be different from Kaya Henderson.

9 votes

Mentors 4 All

How do we get mentors out of their comfort zone and involved with our kids?

8 votes

FROM SHARING ECONOMY TO INCLUSIVE ECONOMY

How do we work with traditional and non traditional “sharing economy” innovations to make sure they contribute to an inclusive economy in the city?

6 votes

Using Film as a Cultural Tool

Film continues to grow as a tool of artistic expression despite the fact that filming is more expensive than other disciplines. How do nurture and grow film among our youth and our communities…since stories need to be told and film can not only make it happen, but distribution channels allows so many to see those stories!

5 votes

food delivery

I’d like to see an overviewof all the new and different ways meals are delivered in DC.

4 votes

reducing the footprint

I would like to see/hear a panel discussion on how to make low footprint living easier and more accessible to all in the District. How do we make it and less cumbersome and intimidating?

2 votes

Universal Tax Abatement for Affordable Housing & Job Creation

If landowners create buildings, we raise their taxes. If landowners allow buildings to become slums, we reduce their taxes. THESE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ARE UPSIDE-DOWN.

Fortunately, some communities have turned this system right-side up by reducing the tax rate on privately-created building values while increasing the tax rate on publicly-created land values. The lower rate on buildings makes them cheaper to construct, improve and maintain. This is good for residents and businesses. Surprisingly the higher rate on land helps keep land prices more affordable. (By reducing the profit from land speculation, it reduces the speculative demand for land.)

Without any loss of revenue or any substantial new expenditure, this Universal Abatement can make both buildings and land more affordable. More people will be able to maintain and improve their homes which will employ people here. Businesses will create and retain more employees (because they too will pay less rent).

Property owners will pay taxes in proportion to the public benefits that they receive. Commercial land next to Metro gets a huge public benefit from Metro. They would pay the most. Owners of property in low-income neighborhoods receive the least valuable public services and they would pay the least.

This technique has been employed successfully in the USA and around the world. Time for DC to get on board!

2 votes

21st Century Carpools in DC?

We all know that there is no school transportation, apart from the bus and Metro, for public school students. Why doesn’t the District invest in an online, digital prototype to assist parents in getting their kids to school? Solutions could include interactive real-time mapping of volunteer’s routes, exploration of travel cohorts as well as traditional parent-provided carpools.

1 vote

Universal Tax Abatement for Affordable Housing & Job Creation

If landowners create buildings, we raise their taxes. If landowners allow buildings to become slums, we reduce their taxes. THESE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ARE UPSIDE-DOWN.

Fortunately, some communities have turned this system right-side up by reducing the tax rate on privately-created building values while increasing the tax rate on publicly-created land values. The lower rate on buildings makes them cheaper to construct, improve and maintain. This is good for residents and businesses. Surprisingly the higher rate on land helps keep land prices more affordable. (By reducing the profit from land speculation, it reduces the speculative demand for land.)

Without any loss of revenue or any substantial new expenditure, this Universal Abatement can make both buildings and land more affordable. More people will be able to maintain and improve their homes which will employ people here. Businesses will create and retain more employees (because they too will pay less rent).

Property owners will pay taxes in proportion to the public benefits that they receive. Commercial land next to Metro gets a huge public benefit from Metro. They would pay the most. Owners of property in low-income neighborhoods receive the least valuable public services and they would pay the least.

This technique has been employed successfully in the USA and around the world. Time for DC to get on board!

More info at r.rybeck@justeconomicsllc.com

Universal Tax Abatement for Affordable Housing & Job Creation

If landowners create buildings, we raise their taxes. If landowners allow buildings to become slums, we reduce their taxes. THESE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ARE UPSIDE-DOWN.

Fortunately, some communities have turned this system right-side up by reducing the tax rate on privately-created building values while increasing the tax rate on publicly-created land values. The lower rate on buildings makes them cheaper to construct, improve and maintain. This is good for residents and businesses. Surprisingly the higher rate on land helps keep land prices more affordable. (By reducing the profit from land speculation, it reduces the speculative demand for land.)

Without any loss of revenue or any substantial new expenditure, this Universal Abatement can make both buildings and land more affordable. More people will be able to maintain and improve their homes which will employ people here. Businesses will create and retain more employees (because they too will pay less rent).

Property owners will pay taxes in proportion to the public benefits that they receive. Commercial land next to Metro gets a huge public benefit from Metro. They would pay the most. Owners of property in low-income neighborhoods receive the least valuable public services and they would pay the least.

This technique has been employed successfully in the USA and around the world. Time for DC to get on board!

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