[Vision2020] Moscow Boarding Houses

J Ford privatejf32 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 4 06:13:27 PDT 2007

Ya' know....Atwood could do what other kirkers have been ORDERED to do - 
sell their big house, buy a smaller one, keep the boarders and keep charging 
them what he has been (even though they will have smaller quarters,) and 
give the difference in the selling price and buying prices to Christ Church 
(i.e. Doug Wilson) so the "building budget" could be expanded.  Its all the 
rage in kirkdom.  Well, for all except Daddy Dougie.

Heck, they gotta pay for that piece of dirt they just bought underhandedly 
from Mr. Beebe, on top of paying for the quarry Dougie is creating on N Polk 
and SOME HOW pay for the building of their new and improved "cathedral".

Oh, wait - the object of that quarry is to build boarding homes and house 
all of NSA students in one place, charge them for the privilege of being 
corralled and I would imagine Atwood will one of the gate-keepers of said 
new "community within a community."  Looks like he's gonna have to sell, 

J  :]

>From: "Tom Hansen" <thansen at moscow.com>
>To: "Moscow Vision 2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
>Subject: [Vision2020] Moscow Boarding Houses
>Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 05:43:13 -0700
>In response to Roy Atwood's recent press release concerning this evening's
>consideration by the Moscow City Council of an amendment to the city zoning
>code as it relates to boarding houses, Joan Opyr submitted the following
>letter to the editor of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.
>Dear Editor:
>Thanks to Tara Roberts for her interesting and informative piece about
>proposed revisions to Moscow's boarding house ordinance.
>I was especially taken by Dr. Roy Atwood's admission that he has a number 
>illegal boarders in his home. Even better was his argument that he should 
>allowed to break the law in order to make his mortgage payments. If I 
>a large home in an expensive neighborhood, thinking I'd be able to pay for
>it by running a gambling den in my rec room, how sympathetic should I 
>the city to be?
>Atwood complains about discriminatory and selective enforcement. This is
>disingenuous. What he and other boarding house owners are demanding is a
>discriminatory and selective exemption. The principle at stake here is very
>simple: equality before the law. If your income is small and your mortgage
>is large, you need to get a better job or buy a smaller house. The city is
>not obliged to let you run amok to make ends meet.
>Roy Atwood, the President of New St. Andrews, dares the City of Moscow to
>enforce its own laws. So do I.
>Joan Opyr
>A memo from Anne Clapperton to the Boarding House Review Committee, 
>Options for Consideration, dated May 18, 2007, is available in PDF format
>Tara Roberts' article "Moscow Commission Gives Nod to Boarding House
>Changes" is available in PDF format at:
>Roy Atwood's press release, as presented in Dale Courtney's blog, is
>available in PDF format at:
>Seeya round town, Moscow.
>Tom Hansen
>Moscow, Idaho
>"I'll just speak for our church, in Christ Church.  If I found out that a
>member of our church or a church officer was lying to non-believers in the
>community, as a way to get by or protect themself or protect his 
>yes, he'd be disciplined."
>- Doug Wilson (January 31, 2007)
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