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Forest Acres: “Junior Thugocracy”

SHADY FISCAL POLICY AT WORK IN THE “CITY WITHIN A CITY” || By FITSNEWS || Earlier this week our website published an update on the status of the”Mayorhood” – a.k.a. embattled Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin. The takeaway?  Things are about to get real … real fast. As the “thugocracy” of…

SHADY FISCAL POLICY AT WORK IN THE “CITY WITHIN A CITY”

|| By FITSNEWS || Earlier this week our website published an update on the status of the”Mayorhood” – a.k.a. embattled Columbia, S.C. mayor Steve Benjamin.

The takeaway?  Things are about to get real … real fast.

As the “thugocracy” of Columbia, S.C. begins to unravel, it appears as though another Midlands, S.C. municipality is pursuing some sketchy fiscal policy.

The city of Forest Acres, S.C. – located just east of downtown Columbia – is experiencing explosive growth and frankly the current council doesn’t seem to be up to the job of running the city.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing from concerned residents that the city’s newest “infrastructure plan” is going to route traffic through residential neighborhoods – lessening property values, creating safety issues for children and families, and raising taxes and fees on the residents in the process.

Sound like conservative government to you?  Of course not …

Earlier this month, city council went into executive session to look at creating a tax increment financing district (TIF).  Sound familiar?  It should.  This is exactly the same sort of scam the City of Columbia used five years ago to route money to a failed command economic boondoggle.

Earlier this year, Forest Acres conducted a study of traffic on Forest Drive – its main artery.  Like most government-subsidized reports, the outcome of this one – conducted by the Bordeaux Group – was preordained.  Bottom line?  The study was nothing more than a sham to give the mayor and city council a justification for raising taxes.

Before it looks to local taxpayers, council needs to look at itself – and its lax policies – for the current state of traffic within their city.  And before it starts drawing lines on maps, it needs to look at whether those holding the markers are screwing over certain businesses in an effort to watch out for others.

Forest Acres’ proposed traffic plan would limit access to certain businesses and property owners in the city, but property which is located on the corner Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard, would be largely unaffected.

Why is this important?  Because that’s where property co-owned by mayor Frank Brunson is located.

Hmmmm ….

Brunson was just re-elected in 2015, so maybe he’s hoping all of this will be forgotten before he runs again.

Oh well, we will be following these developments very closely seeing as we have received numerous requests from voters to look into what’s going on.  From just the small amount of research we have done, it certainly seems as though things are not all rosy inside the “City Within A City,” as Forest Acres once described itself.

Stay tuned …

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26 comments

Man up for your hate crimes September 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Another Cop was shot down today. FITSNews demanded the Confederate flag be taken down after the Charleston Christian murders.

Will you now DEMAND “Black Live Matter” be prosecuted as a hate group and Obama impeached, with all the policemen being slaughtered, thanks to your aggressive campaign of hatred against them?

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BLM BS September 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Whine whine whine. You didn’t seem nearly as concerned when the KKK rallied in Columbia. Guess you were busy that weekend, huh GrandTango? I bet.

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The Buzzman September 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

pogo (flip) loves the fact that so many people think he is his hero GT. As food for a troll goes, that is one that has everything. Your accurate attack a supposedly “good conservative Christian Republican” for being a hypocritical racist reinforces what he claims to be true about you — that you are Satan incarnate, and eat aborted baby organs with fava beans and ciante. Your belief that he is someone else that you hate, and he reveres, both flatters him and gives him reason to go on with the pretense.

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Aborted Fetal Organs September 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Doesn’t matter what I say, he’s convinced everyone here is a dirty no good socialist so he’s going to feed on any comment anyways.

GrandTango’s writing style is pretty unmistakable anyways. That isn’t Pogo.

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SEPARATE CHURCH AND STATE September 1, 2015 at 4:12 pm

I DEMAND THAT FOREST ACRES REMOVE THE CROSS AND STAR OF DAVID FROM THEIR CREST.

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Now That You Mention It... September 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

The positioning of the two does look fairly erotic.

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The Colonel September 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm

I demand that my Cuba Libres be served ice cold and in a tall glass!

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Forest Acres Resident September 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Furthermore I got a flyer in the mail recently stating that the city wants to build section 8 housing where cardinal newman used to be

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Mom September 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

There goes the neighborhood. I won’t be shopping there anymore.

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No Loss There September 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Oh darn, how will we survive without you taking up space around Forest Acres?

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afmajret September 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Title 8, maybe? Section 8 is the kind of discharge the military gives people that are too bat stuff crazy to be trusted to kill the right people in combat.

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The Colonel September 1, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Nope section 8 housing – somebody’s looking for a tax break… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_8_(housing)

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Mike at the Beach September 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm

I’ve made some pretty solid money on Section 8 deals back when I was flipping real estate more heavily than I am now. I was a little conflicted but somebody’s gonna make the coin, and I thought it may as well be me… ;-)

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The Colonel September 1, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Flipped one, didn’t make enough to make it worth the broken windows, stolen materials etc.

Mike at the Beach September 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

I ran a couple as rentals for about 5 years…it was like printing money. We had a couple of scruffy tenants but Uncle Sam made most of the rent good every month, and their part was about the actual market value of the place. It was very much like work, though, so we sold them as a bundle. I may jump into that pond again one day…

The Colonel September 1, 2015 at 11:32 pm

I always flipped, never wanted the hassle of renting, wish I’d held on to some of them now…

tyroneloveshissistersass September 2, 2015 at 9:40 am

it helps reduce taxes

Slartibartfast September 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Actually both. There is a title 8 AND a section 8. Title 8 involves California forestry practices. Section 8 is a public housing spread-the-wealth thingie from the late 60’s AND a way to get out of the Army, if you’re crazy. The takeaway is that you have to be nuts to live in section 8 housing, especially if they build it in a California forest.

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CorruptionInColumbia September 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Is Bob Coble now in FA city government? That sounds like some of his fucktardery.

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Quietus September 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Apparently Frank Brunson is his protege.

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Quietus September 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

The property is too valuable for that, someone is fear mongering. That property will be another shopping center likely high end shops.

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Dick September 1, 2015 at 4:16 pm

#BureaucratLivesMatter

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SissyFatbackLovesCollards September 2, 2015 at 9:32 am

I am going to get my fellow black lesbians to march and demonstrate.

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Philip Branton September 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

Hmm…….”Earlier this year, Forest Acres conducted a study of traffic on Forest Drive – its main artery. Like most government-subsidized reports, the outcome of this one – conducted by the Bordeaux Group – was preordained. Bottom line? The study was nothing more than a sham to give the mayor and city council a justification for raising taxes…”

Ditto for James Island Folly Road….

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nitrat September 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm

SHADY FISCAL POLICY AT WORK IN THE “CITY WITHIN A CITY”

What can you expect with a Cross and a Star of David on their little city emblem?
With a public display like that, they’re anxiously awaiting the chance to prove what hypocrites they are.

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