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# To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board

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To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board [#permalink]

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18 Feb 2008, 17:57
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To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board limited the number of new buildings that can be constructed in the town in any given year. The board claims that doing so will preserve open spaces and lessen the strain on municipal resources such as schools and garbage disposal. Critics of the changes argue that the plan will harm the community or, at the very least, will fail in its purpose.

Which of the following most supports the claims of the critics of the plan?

a) Other towns have had mixed success with similar zoning plans.
b) No new schools have been built in the town in ten years.
c) Property taxes in the town are higher than in neighboring towns.
d) Under the new plan, developers may still erect apartment buildings.
e) The nearest garbage dump is several miles away from the town.
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18 Feb 2008, 18:08
should be d.

if developers can still build condo buildings, then what is to stop new residents from moving in, thereby increasing population and resulting in an added strain on the citys infrastructure

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18 Feb 2008, 18:13
Board: Zoning helps in preventing overcrowding and will lessen burden on schools ect.
Critics: Plan will harm the community or at least will fail.

a) Other towns have had mixed success with similar zoning plans. [Mixed success – may not help critics – eliminate it]

b) No new schools have been built in the town in ten years. [Yes. Schools may/may not be part of restricted number of buildings – not stated explicitly - eliminate it]

c) Property taxes in the town are higher than in neighboring towns.[Property taxes comparison is out of scope – eliminate it]

d) Under the new plan, developers may still erect apartment buildings. [Hold it]

e) The nearest garbage dump is several miles away from the town. [out of scope]

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18 Feb 2008, 18:19
Definitely 'D'.

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18 Feb 2008, 19:51
OA is D.

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26 Aug 2013, 22:04
suntaurian wrote:
To prevent overcrowding, last month the town zoning board limited the number of new buildings that can be constructed in the town in any given year. The board claims that doing so will preserve open spaces and lessen the strain on municipal resources such as schools and garbage disposal. Critics of the changes argue that the plan will harm the community or, at the very least, will fail in its purpose.

Which of the following most supports the claims of the critics of the plan?

a) Other towns have had mixed success with similar zoning plans.
b) No new schools have been built in the town in ten years.
c) Property taxes in the town are higher than in neighboring towns.
d) Under the new plan, developers may still erect apartment buildings.
e) The nearest garbage dump is several miles away from the town.

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My only concern is that are apartment buildings not included in "new buildings"?
I mean how would one infer that?

You cannot infer that. It is given to you. (D) tells you that even after the plan is implemented, builders can make apartment buildings. You have to take the options to be true.

What is the plan? Limit the number of new buildings to prevent overcrowding and strain on resources.
Critics say that the plan will fail in its purpose i.e. it will not be able to prevent overcrowding.

Which option, if true, will make the plan fail?
If the developers can still erect apartment buildings, overcrowding may take place.
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