This is more then a just a vote on "affordable" housing this is also a vote on expanding our commercial tax base. Does anyone wonder why we can not get a major national chain to come downtown? One only has to look at the demographics. Now what do you think that does to our commercial base?
RKG said it best when they said "More emphasis should be placed on attracting a higher class of people, who in turn would improve the commercial vitality of the City, and allow the City to leverage more private investment to increase the amount of upper end products."
Seriously, this is when it be nice is we had a strong Chamber of Commerce that could actually weigh in on decisions like this.
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