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-- Obama administration is being accused of social engineering by taking control of one New York County in changing the zoning.
So anyone can live -- even if they cannot afford it's.
Is this all part of his effort to make America more fair.
-- ass three now has been fighting against this for years he's the west Chester counties.
Executive rob great to have you here thank you very much OK -- your county -- some sort of agreement a few years ago you agreed to build more affordable housing units in some wealthy suburbs.
Now Hud the housing and urban development once more units many more units what's the problem.
County sign an agreement 2009.
We have to build 750 units of affordable housing in mainly 31 white communities based on the census of 2000.
51 million dollars to do that out of taxpayer money.
We are complying we're doing what the agreement was by the previous administration were well ahead of schedule in building the affordable housing as -- -- the agreement.
But that's not what this is all about time -- is basically said that they've written us a letter.
And said we want us to go over and beyond the agreement beyond the four corners of the settlement to do things that are not in the contract between the two.
And this would require us essentially.
And to making a push now for us to build many more 101000 units at a cost of a billion dollars.
But the biggest issue here is zoning see -- sees discrimination.
And zoning as the same thing and they are not be there so in other -- -- has said TU.
-- you or me hitting and some sort of racially yet discriminatory way because you don't want to build more housing well they're saying that because -- community is white -- de facto it segregation and discrimination.
Which is ridiculous no look we will never put I would discrimination I won't the county won't.
But discrimination and zoning are two very different things you still think it was zoning says what can be built and we are not who lives there.
And what -- is saying is well that's not true there are barriers the barriers economics that's going come.
And I can't afford to live in certain areas like where the clintons live in Chappaqua right can't afford to live in certain areas of question your -- and ambassador.
Your point is that anyone who can afford absolutely can't live there and I will defend that right of anybody if there's a real estate agent who's.
Discriminatory than their laws against that.
But the county itself -- not know what they want us to do is attack local zoning.
And have any restrictions and they put -- letters and I I beg people to go to Westchester gov dot com.
You see what's going on with the IRS right now and what's happening in Washington the overreach in the control.
We've been dealing with that -- the epicenter of this right now for America in Westchester county and they're using housing as there opportunity.
There a loss under New York's -- constitution communities in Westchester and New York plane and zone for themselves.
If you take away these rules on -- on zoning on you know environmental issues etc.
Then you take it away for everybody and and zoning keeps a single family neighborhoods single family anyone can live there right -- -- it's going to be doing -- as well -- take him -- owns.
But let's take away those rules on zoning.
Then if your neighbor goes to sell out there could be an apartment complex next in the middle of the residential neighborhood -- could be on the boat could be any ad for people who want to read more worsening out Westchester -- Westchester gov dot com and read these letters from -- because they're dangerous and we have been called there.
Grand experiment for America brought us -- thanks so much for explaining to us thank you are.
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