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How Hillcrest sidestepped Uptown planners

WHAT A FREAKING SHOCKER! Ben, Hillcrest's biggest egomaniac, has been truly without care or compassion for the people who actually live in Hillcrest for years! This is an attempt at gentrification - push diversity, sense of community, affordable housing, and Top 10 best places to live status OUT - so he can appease business, greedy landowners and developers and NONE of them live here! To blame poor attendance of Hillcrest events on anything but the same vendors and venue, poor event planning and advertisement, and plain laziness is ridiculous. So, the solution is build ridiculous, unwanted high rises in against community wishes so he can have a better street fair? Really Ben? But, that is what is important to Ben and his ego. How about we PUT THIS ON THE BALLOT and let the RESIDENTS DECIDE? Or is democracy beneath Ben and his ilk. It is money, power, and their way. Business is not staying here because landowners jack up the rent, then whine when businesses don't stay. So the solution is to remove the great atmosphere of Hillcrest and slow it down, make it safer to grossly tall buildings with increased population, less parking, no sustainable infrastructure, and higher property values that will only allow for the wealthy. And, to then blame residents because they wish to have improvements and growth that makes sense and works to maintain some of the charm of Hillcrest. ALL GREED! And, it is no surprise this is all backdoor dealings. That is how Ben and his ilk work.....don't listen or work with the current residents, but rather insult them, ignore them, and keep them out of these discussions that will impact them in the future. PUT THIS TO A VOTE AND LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE, not one man's ego and love of power.
— July 21, 2016 4:05 p.m.

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