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The caller who noted that the discussion is always steered by developers and government was absolutely correct. Enough.
The taxes to support infrastructure for expansion are squarely on the property tax payers back-mine. I am a native and love it here as it was and as it is. A city evolves, there is no doubt. However, all those things that make this place wonderful will be gone with sprawl and over population. We are NOT obligated to build for people who may come. Why is planning not considering making the urban areas better? Why are we not insuring low income housing mixed with more expensive?
I am so sick of developers and their greedy arguments. Anyone visited California lately?
I think infill is fine. But my question is why are we obligated to build for people who may come? What about our environment? Isn't Portland the perfect place to really be an example of what a city can do that isn't just the same old thing?
I have more to say, but it doesn't make a difference. Money always wins.
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