Comment 53127

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted December 15, 2010 at 01:42:10

As someone who, also, was at the meeting in question, I can attest to the furore that reigned on behalf of the business community. They weren't interested in dialogue, they just wanted the head of the elusive Daniel O'Rourke.

Gentrification is not revitalization. It's replacement. That's the point. Poor people's lives don't improve, they just need to find new places to live. And if people who talk so much about "revitalizing communities" are going to be this adverse to hearing about how they might not ACTUALLY be helping poor people in the area, I'm going to have a hard time believing that them.

Reaganomics do not work in real life. Driving 'economic development' and tackling poverty issues are two very different things, and one is not a substitute for the other.

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