REZ-2020-20 Ballyntyne 6712 Clyattstone Road
is back yet again, this time probably to be improved.
The agenda sheet says no cost for that rezoning,
but remember last time we added up more than $3 million the county
has already spent on Clyattstone Road and water and sewer infrastructure.
The agenda sheet for rezoning
REZ-2020-20 Ballyntyne (back again from last month)
claims no budget impact,
but that ignores the many thousands of county tax dollars already spent on
Clyattstone Road, as well as followup maintenance of roads,
sewer, and water,
not to mention School Board expenses for sending buses, as well as Fire Department and Sheriff Department expenses whenever called.
County tax dollars so far spent on Clyattstone Road
So that’s more than $3 million tax dollars the county has already spent subsidizing subdivision developers on Clyattstone Road, before getting into maintenance and later School Board and Fire and Sheriff Department expenses.
Remember that when somebody says public transportation has to be subsidized.
Here are the expenses acknowledged in agenda sheets for this coming week’s Commission meetings:
With 2.3 million people behind bars and an estimated 10 million Americans
cycling in and out of correctional facilities each year, the United States
is in the midst of an “epidemic of mass incarceration,” say researchers
from the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, a collaboration
of The Miriam Hospital and Brown University.
In a Perspective article to appear in the June 2 issue of the New England
Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the authors argue that much of this epidemic
is due to inadequate treatment of addiction and mental illness in the
community, which they say can be linked to policy changes over the last
30 years, such as severe punishment for drug users as a result of the
nation’s “War on Drugs.”
“More than half of all inmates have a history of substance use and
dependence or mental illness, yet they are often released to the community
without health insurance or access to appropriate medical care and
treatment,” says Josiah D. Rich, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for
Prisoner Health and Human Rights, which is based at The Miriam Hospital.
“Sadly, without these linkages to transitional care in the community,
the majority of these individuals will re-enter the revolving door of
the criminal justice system, which already costs our county $50 billion
annually,” he adds.