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A case of NIMBYism

Posted: April 25, 2010 11:09 p.m.
Updated: April 26, 2010 4:55 a.m.
In Von Hougo’s letter (“Cross-City con job,” April 8) he called the cross-valley connector a scam and conspiracy between developers and local politicians designed simply to facilitate further development in this valley.

Actually, the cross-valley connector has been part of the master plan for this valley at least as long as I’ve lived here, and I moved here in 1984.

Was the master plan formulated with potential and future (at that time) growth in mind? Undoubtedly. So what?

I never heard of a single community in this country that ever planned to freeze itself in amber at some point of development.

What does the letter writer expect? That traffic should never be alleviated and that somehow a magic wand should be waved, barring all further development?

He’s got his and no one else should be allowed to move here anymore? What about the right of all those property owners to develop their properties and realize a return on their investments? They should be told to just take a hike, too bad for them?

Sounds to me like a classic case of NIMBYism.


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