Comment 87038

By erskinec (registered) - website | Posted March 05, 2013 at 13:24:41

The Dreschel article is a positive development; it shows that the Fat Cats are beginning to take notice - that there are other voices out for change that they must take account of.

A lot of people blame the politicians or the city staff but they are not the problem. The problem is exactly as you described, there are huge financial incentives to develop the suburbs and not develop the downtown core. When development does occur in the core, it occurs badly.

As citizens we have a right to be heard but that does not mean we will. To be heard we must be organized. There must be a coalition of concern individuals and groups that can promote a creative city agenda. Without such a coalition, the city staff and politicians will continue to listen to the developers who are promoting the same old narrative of the 50 years.

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