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Fair Game - Growth is good when it serves the citizens
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Philip Fairbanks
I learned a really awful bit of jargon earlier this year. “Incumbent residents” is a fancy way of saying “the people who actually live here long enough to register to vote and earn a say in local politics,” i.e. citizens. Jet setters and remote workers have fled places like San Francisco to Seattle driving up the local housing market and cost of living. A similar trend is occurring here now where people are gentrifying Warren County to escape gentrification where they left.