Thursday, September 04, 2008

Follow up on City Council meeting (media)

In today's Miner an article about the 'convenience store' debacle appeared. It offers a different perspective than my rant yesterday.

Read the article here.

I'm not going to copy any of the article for your viewing pleasure, but I am going to include a couple of online contributions from a reader that were posted today beneath the article.

Before I do that, nice catch James.

Here are the posts from the article...

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Article comment by: J. Genovese

In a day and age where gas prices are through the roof, it boggles the mind that there are still people out there that believe that keeping commercial services out of neighborhoods will actually increase their own property values. The reality is that "urban" design and living - which means bringing services into residential communities and allowing the possibility of people to actually walk to them - increases property values. The argument of decreasing property values is tired and antiquated. Someone on this city council surely must have at least an elementary grasp of good planning principles.

Here, here!! Well said.

And one more from the same contributor...

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2008
Article comment by: J. Genovese

I am amazed by how little anyone in the city seems to know about anything. Bringing commercial services into neighborhoods reduces traffic volumes over time. By learning a little about sustainable and just common sense planning, the citizens of this community would be able to do wonders for themselves and stop this incessant bickering between parties that argue over points irrelevant to the bigger picture.


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