Friday, April 06, 2007

More on the Hill

I said this was coming. Did anyone listen to me? Nooooo!

Let's get down to it: Why should any of the self identified Hill District Representatives have a right to dictate terms to Barden, Mario, et al? How are we to know that their interests actually represent the interests of the neighborhood at large? Why shouldn't we be listening to another group of self identified community leaders? Are their voices any less valid?

What knowledge and experience is being brought to the table by this Coalition? What value is being added? What happens if they are ignored? What if their demands contradict the economics of the project?

Who would control the money. Who would benefit monetarily? Who would lose? Who is being set up as a patsy? Who is sleeping with who? Who's brother needs a job? Who is up for re-election? Who is hoping to make political hay out of this? Which interest is being served here, really?

Is this supposed to be the "leadership" of the Hill District, or is this just opportunists masquerading as leaders?

Or is this, perhaps, just 100%, all-American racketeering disguised as community development?

I'll let you all answer those questions yourself. 500 words max. Cite your sources appropriately. (Hint: the answer is not "The Man")


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