Don't they realize that good, honest, hard-working citizens such as
nurses, teachers, students and the elderly are the majority of those who
would benefit from this type of single-resident occupancy housing?
Of course, there is always the possibility that a couple of people
addicted to drugs (maybe because of their life situation and very low
income) might slip in and maybe even begin to turn their lives around
because of such an opportunity.
Wouldn't it be terrific if these NIMBYs and Commissioner Connie Mandic
(and the other three who chose to veto) would focus on the positive
majority and maybe give a little boost to a couple of others in the
process?We as a community, county, state and country need to provide
housing for those with low to very low incomes... and not just
single-resident occupancy housing, but family housing as well.So many
people today are more interested in how much money they are making and
how much their property is worth than in helping to do their part to
ensure that those less fortunate have decent, affordable housing. How
selfish. How ashamed you should be.Thank you, Chairman Gerald Chapman and
Commissioners Ed Kearns and Tom Livengood for voting yes! You can look
proudly at the man in the looking glass.