A planning primer for the supes - Page 2

Everyone in town ought to be fighting a developer giveaway that brings the city nothing
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The ratio just doesn't work: either the money is set aside — up front — to pay for neighborhood services and improvements, or the supervisors should reject the entire plan.

Blue-collar jobs can't be sacrificed for more millionaires. The Planning Department admits that the current proposal will destroy hundreds of jobs in what's known as production, distribution, and repair — jobs that offer decent wages for people who don't have an advanced education. The city desperately needs those jobs. If the plan envisions new industries to replace the PDR facilities, those industries have to offer similar employment opportunities.

Residents of the eastern neighborhoods aren't opposed to new development. But everyone in town ought to be fighting a developer giveaway that brings the city nothing.

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