law essay writing task
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July 10, 2017 at 6:00 am #16106kingslyParticipant
Please find attached the law essay writing task. The aim is to present a well-supported position and demonstrate good reasoning, clarity, organization, language usage, and writing mechanics skills.
The essay prompt presents a hypothetical situation, two potential actions, and criteria for deciding which action to take. You choose which action you think is better and support that decision with clear reasons. Both choices are defensible; you are given criteria and facts on which to base your decision. There is no right or wrong answer, and the subject is not controversial. The quality of the response depends on how effectively you argue for your choice and critique the other.
Your response should be concise and clear. The number of paragraphs is not as important as the clarity and logic of the response, but a simple, three-part strategy can guide the organization of your analysis: First Paragraph: State your choice of action and present the main reasons for your choice. Second paragraph: Explain the main problems with the other choice. Last paragraph: Restate your choice and the strongest reason for it
Your answer should be between 500-600 words. Remember that each case presented has strengths and weaknesses. Neither side is “right” or “correct.” Support your choice and critique the other with clear reasons. State your choice clearly and provide your main reasons for your choice right away.
The City of Ridleyville must decide whether a decommissioned military base now owned by Ridleyville and located on its downtown riverfront should be developed as a business complex or converted to park and open space. Using the facts below, write an essay in which you argue for one option over the other based on the following two criteria:
- Ridleyville wants to address a growing budget deficit.
- Ridleyville wants to increase the amount of parkland and open space in the city, especially in the downtown riverfront area.
Ridleyville is considering selling the property for development as a business complex. Through tax incentives, the city could potentially preserve a small portion of the property as open space. The business complex would generate substantial tax revenue from the new businesses that would locate there. Before it realizes any of these revenues, Ridleyville would need to pay for a variety of costly infrastructure improvements, and these revenues would be partly offset by ongoing costs for increased municipal services. The city would likely incur greater environmental cleanup costs converting the base to a business complex than converting it to a park.
Ridleyville has no parks on its extensive river frontage, which is otherwise developed, and no parks in its downtown area. Several corporate sponsors are willing to underwrite the cost of converting the property into parkland. These corporations are also willing to contribute toward ongoing operating costs. The park could host revenue-generating events like concerts and the popular “Taste of Ridleyville,” an annual food festival. Fees could be charged for boat launching. These combined revenues could enable the park to pay for itself.July 10, 2017 at 6:01 am #16107kingslyParticipant
The city of Ridleyville should glaringly consider converting the decommissioned military base into elegant parkland owing to the reasons that it desires to augment the number of parkland and open space in the city, especially in the downtown riverfront area and is currently afflicted with budget deficit. Since converting a place into parkland would involve no big costs and that too along with the operating cost of parkland been agreed to be sponsored by the business houses in neighborhood further appends this choice of alternative. Moreover having a park with riverfront enhances its elegance and such view from the park, where everyone explores the nature, would be relished by its trippers and can also generate revenue by launching the boats on payment of some fees and hosting events like concerts and annual food festival “Taste of Ridleyville” which is attended by many elites in large masses and can substantially contribute to the government’s treasury. Furthermore since, Ridleyville is having no park on its extensive riverfront area, so it would have to consider this alternative only to fulfill its intent of having parkland in riverfront area.
The idea of developing a business complex in the area is not a feasible one, neither geographically nor economically, since the expenditure cost on infrastructural development of the business complex would eat up a big stake of government’s budget leading further collapse in the government treasury and moreover involving high and recurring environmental cleanups along with greater municipal services costs to keep the premises maintained, would commensurately offset the tax revenue that would be generated from the new businesses. Moreover the superfluous use of power, air conditioner in abundance by the business complexes and thereby emission of harmful gasses like CFC which disintegrate the ozone layer leads to many climatic disorders that degenerates the environment, while a parkland which composes of trees and grasses would help in the protection and preservation of the environment of the area and could substantially absolve the emissions of other business complexes of the downtown area which currently is devoid of any parkland. Another important thing is that business complex cannot cater disaster management to the natural disasters like floods, earthquake, and tsunami which are rife in vicinity of river, while a parkland could, which is a scientifically proven fact.
After-all having opted for parkland alternative the city of Ridleyville could accomplish both the foundational objectives that it seeks to attain i.e. the parkland and open area would increase in the downtown riverfront area and the budget deficit could convalesce through the revenue from the parkland. Therefore the pros of having parkland in the area subdue the benefits that a business complex could yield on the area of decommissioned military base in downtown riverfront area. And moreover there could be no downside of having parkland in an area which falls short of any other parkland, since park-lands play significant role in environment sustainability and disaster management, and besides that, a downtown area which is developed in all terms but lacking in greenery is similar like “A beautiful flower is incomplete without its leaves”. Development and environment protection have to go hand in hand; and not one at the cost of the other.
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