Research Newsletters by Dr. Michael Sanera

2012

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 11th Local Government In this Issue: "Smart growth" cities are cutting their own throats
Jul. 5th Local Government In this Issue: If it is good enough for the Founders, it is good enough for the Raleigh City Council

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 14th Local Government In this Issue: Sanity returns to rail planning, and King and Cooke agree: transit plan will not solve traffic congestion
Jun. 5th Local Government In this Issue: Politicians eat their cake and have it too

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 17th Local Government In this Issue: Americans want to live in single-family homes in small towns, not crowded high-rise condos
May. 1st Local Government In this issue: Raleigh's population density is so low that rail transit is doomed to failure

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 12th Local Government In this issue: Raleigh City Manager Russell Allen and the City Council Members Should Learn Basic Economics

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 27th Local Government In this issue: Some Wake County elected officials don't want to be bothered with facts about transit
Mar. 7th Local Government In this Issue: City Consultant Scams, Roundabout Dangers, and Charlotte's Train Wreck

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 27th Local Government In this issue: Wake County's municipal elected leaders hear only one side of the transit story
Feb. 15th Local Government In this issue: Wake County Choo-Choo Trains and Raleigh Convention Center Giveaway

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 30th Local Government In this issue: Rail transit, TIFs, impact fees & the court, and gov't banks
Jan. 19th Local Government In this issue: Raleigh fleeces taxpayers and utility ratepayers
Jan. 12th Local Government In this issue: Davidson, N.C.: Nice place to live if you are rich and white

2011

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 12th Local Government In this issue: The death of suburbia is greatly exaggerated

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 16th Local Government In this issue: County privatization survey, Cary loses impact-fee case, city's "fun stuff" has to go
Nov. 7th Local Government In this issue: The failure of urban vanity projects, such as sports stadiums, convention centers, and trains
Nov. 4th Local Government In this issue: The failure of urban vanity projects, such as sports stadiums, convention centers, and trains

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 27th Local Government In this issue: Raleigh's $1 billion in downtown subsidies fail, and does Raleigh have "world's dumbest roundabout"?
Oct. 13th Local Government In this issue: County property tax reval scam and Newton stiffs local businesses over WiFi
Oct. 4th Local Government In this issue: Wilson continues to manipulate fiber-optic cable information

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 20th Local Government In this issue: Raleigh's Food Truck Battle: Planners violate their own Code of Ethics
Sep. 7th Local Government In this issue: City/county mergers don't save money

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 17th Local Government In this issue: Cary Posts a New City-Limits Sign: "No Poor People Allowed," and Grassroots Tyranny in Southport
Aug. 11th Local Government In this issue: Cary agrees to fleece taxpayers and ratepayers with subsidized solar

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 28th Local Government In this issue: California wages war on the single-family home
Jul. 21st Local Government In this issue: The future of our urban areas is called the suburbs
Jul. 21st Local Government In this issue: The future of our urban areas is called the suburbs
Jul. 14th Local Government In this issue: Food truck politics, Cary buys another theater, Raleigh rail to nowhere
Jul. 7th Local Government In this issue: Raleigh's recycling dogma and More salary transparency, please!

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 28th Local Government In this issue: Water: When Reality Confronts Dogma, and "The Arts" Win Again!
Jun. 20th Local Government In this issue: Anti-family urban policies and JLF's new City and County Issue Guide
Jun. 9th Local Government This issue: Clayton Hwy 70 bypass/Greensboro smoking in parks?/Raleigh might cut the Arts?
Jun. 3rd Local Government In this issue: You don't own your trees, and irrational transit taxes

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 26th Local Government In this issue: Landfills: Can't live with them, can't live without them
May. 16th Local Government In this issue: Are density bonus systems extortion?
May. 6th Local Government In this issue: Lessons about jobs from Texas and California

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 28th Local Government In this issue: Sandy Springs, Georgia, the city that outsourced everything
Apr. 21st Local Government In this issue: Planning ideology is impervious to the facts
Apr. 8th Local Government In this Issue: North Carolina should follow North Dakota's path to economic prosperity
Apr. 1st Local Government In this issue: Broadband cable by cities, forced annexation, and slow-speed rail

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 24th Local Government Commissioners paid $42,900 for travel expenses
Mar. 24th Local Government Commissioners get $43K for travel? and COGs Gone Wild?
Mar. 17th Local Government Cary resorts to eminent domain to take property, landowner wants "fair market" value
Mar. 10th Local Government Orange County tax increase votes: If first you don't succeed, try, try again
Mar. 4th Local Government John Locke Foundation County Commissioner Policy Workshop

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 17th Local Government Obama's high-speed train runs off the tracks
Feb. 10th Local Government The 'Smart Growth' elite meets in Charlotte
Feb. 3rd Local Government In This Issue: DOT turns to blatant intimidation to silence criticism

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 14th Local Government In This Issue: Forced Annexation/Durham's Convention Center Loses $1.4 million
Jan. 5th Local Government In This Issue: Big change in Chatham County/Raleigh considers outdoor smoking ban

2010

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 23rd Local Government In this Issue: Mega-Cities are out, Efficient-Cities are in
Dec. 15th Local Government In this Issue: Archer Lodge's opportunity: Using competition holds down costs
Dec. 9th Local Government In this issue: Save the Date/County Election Results/Education Savings

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 22nd Local Government Home Depot: Social responsibility or pandering to land-use czars.
Nov. 12th Local Government County election results (in case you missed them)
Nov. 3rd Local Government County voters send an anti-tax message again!

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 27th Local Government Energy Dept. pushes bogus job creation and crony capitalism
Oct. 21st Local Government When did the Constitution become optional for NC cities?
Oct. 13th Local Government Tax hikes on the ballots in 11 counties

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 30th Local Government "Sustainability" in Wake County
Sep. 23rd Local Government More Debate on Local Governments' Global Warming Policies
Sep. 15th Local Government Western NC Slope Ordinances
Sep. 9th Local Government Hate to say "I told you so," but ...
Sep. 1st Local Government Watauga County voters have had enough!

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 25th Local Government Watauga County's Proposed Tax Increase
Aug. 25th Local Government Watauga County's Proposed Tax Increase
Aug. 19th Local Government Rail Transit and Local Spending
Aug. 11th Local Government Streetcars in Charlotte and other news
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