Posts Tagged ‘Development’

Crumb Snatcher?

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

“We’re the average joes and we’re the average janes.  We’re African-american, we’re asian, we’re hispanic we’re all these different things.  We struggle and yet we’re accused of taking the money.  But nobody’s taking account of moneys that come out to support the opposition.  It’s ok for them to have all of that.  It’s ok for my city council and my state senator to give them $100,000 so they can do an environmental to review the project that’s $200,000 but grassroots organization like us we couldn’t get 5 cents.  So if we get $50,000 from the developer again for things you’re showing and you’re doing, oh you’re taking the money and you’re running off and you’re doing whatever.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.” Hard working advocate

We Need Change!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

“Look, this is the reality.  Maybe for you life is comfortable for you here, you have a job, you’remaking pretty good money.  You like things the way they are.  So you don’t want change but when you look at some other people who also live here we need change.  We need things to get better.  We need opportunities.  Maybe it’s not as big of an issue for you because you don’t need these things but there are a lot of people who do and this project is something that can generate those opportunities for us.”  – Hopeful resident