RoyMartin 
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Re: “Crisis of Confidence: City Transportation Staff Called Out on Double-Dealing

Years ago, I headed a committee that tried to save a historic building downtown. We ran straight smack into the City's desire to tear down anything it perceives as in its way. There's been a big empty lot where that building used to be ever since.

I left Tucson because I couldn't stand this 1950s tear-everything-down mentality. The people who run the city have no respect for history. They have no respect for the will of the people. I'm not surprised that they had a process designed to look all shiny and democratic on the outside which was ultimately subverted by the autocrats who rule. The developers have always controlled Tucson and they will continue to do so until enough people stand up to them and demand the same of their government.

I'm glad the neighborhood folks aren't taking this lying down. Any ultimate plan should take into account the interests of all stakeholders. Not just the people on the far east end of town who want to live in the mountains and drive to work on a freeway or the developers who want to keep on raping the desert rather than providing infill in the many places where it would improve the character of the city.

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Posted by RoyMartin on 03/26/2015 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Messina

Bravo Carlos! We need to preserve more of the history that makes Tucson unique and special.

Posted by RoyMartin on 10/08/2009 at 11:21 AM

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