The candidates weigh in
Original post made on Sep 28, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 28, 2012, 9:57 AM
on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:47 am
I'm sure it was a typo, but the Timothy Gray answer to question #10 was as follows:
"10. Which of the below options best describes your view? Please give an example to support your position.
i. The City Council gives too much weight to the views and interests of developers."
The above story reads: "In general, my sentiment is pro-developer."
It more appropriately should read: "In general, my sentiment is a residentialist."
We need to moderate growth, and when we do provide exceptions for projects, we need to act from a shared community vision for progressive growth that consistently and fairly funds its own increased infrastructure demands, and provides a objectively quantified public benefit that is determined by the resident's priorities -- not determined by the developer.
Community Benefit concessions are a currency owned by the residents and must be applied to the public good according to the priorities set by the residents.
Please don't confuse "moderated and progressive growth" with an anti-growth or anti-developer sentiment. We have something special in this town that we all love and cherish, and if we don't be careful, our prized schools will be diluted, and the City's infrastructure deficit will increase. We can find a shared community vision for growth that is a win-win.
Timothy Gray, (Candidate for City Council)
on Sep 28, 2012 at 11:15 am
Jocelyn Dong is a registered user.
Thank you for your post, Tim. I have clarified above that your opinion is that the City Council is pro-developer, which goes along with how the question was phrased. (You chose the answer, "The City Council gives too much weight to the views and interests of developers.") Hope that clears things up for our readers.
on Sep 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm
This is the gorilla in the closet:
ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST THE PROPOSED "ARTS" DISTRICT?
That's the only question I'm interested in hearing an answer to.