Friday, February 17, 2017

Testimony on #ATXCouncil's "Capitol View Corridor" Nonsense....


"But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
2 Chronicles 15:7

We said our piece about Council's expansion of the "Capitol View Corridor" yesterday, but nevertheless as a glutton for punishment we did show up to testify on the subject:



Highlights:

  • "I don't know if dangerous is the right word, but it's a bit unsettling."
  • "This entire process is really dangerous and will just make gentrification on the east side that much worse."
    • Author's Note: Yes, we're aware of the irony of expressing reservations about using the word dangerous then going ahead and using the word in the next sentence.
  • Demand going up, supply staying the same, means higher prices; higher prices mean more gentrification.
  •  "As far as the equity concerns go, personally I think we should be repealing Capitol View Corridor restrictions on the west side."
  • "I understand if we're going to be doing it on the west side we should be doing it on the east side as well...well, let's stop doing it on the west side."
  • "If you want to have housing you can see the Capitol from on the east side, the way this is going, I think that housing is going to be really, really, really expensive."
  • We use the word dangerous a third time.

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