Comment 9184

By city watcher (anonymous) | Posted July 19, 2007 at 16:40:43

There's another recent CATCH report about rezoning industrial land to commercial up on the east mountain, which is directly in opposition to EcDev's stated (ad nauseam) religion - creating more 'shovel ready' land for industry (because industry creates the best paying jobs, and pays more taxes), which on the face of it is puzzling.

What I can only conclude from these examples, and the hundreds of others I've observed re Staff recommending and Council approving development is less about the individual merits or disadvantages of each proposal, or these folks being in bed with the developers.

They just can't turn down ANY proposal (unless there's a terrific outpouring of public opposition) and will find any way to justify each development as it comes along, as they are desperately chasing 'assessment growth' of ANY KIND due to the catastrophic state the city budget is in.

What's the solution to that?

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