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Opening Arguments

Pointe of contention

Politicians are so seldom guided by common sense that it's worth calling attention to when it happens. Because of community opposition, among other reasons, Fort Wayne officials have withdrawn their support for the $9-million rent-to-own project at Renaissance Pointe:

“Unless there is harmony between the developer and the neighborhood, the city is not in alignment with doing something to the neighborhood,” said Heather R. Presley, housing and neighborhood services deputy director, “We plan with neighborhoods, not for them.”

Wow -- with, not for (and let's not even get into to); what a model of governmental restraint.


Bob G.
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 10:34am

Take a drive around MY area and tell me the same thing, Heather!
(bet'cha can't)

This part of town been's "planned for" for decades.
...and the plan seems to be working...just not for anyone that values what a COMMUNITY really is.
No stigma...just fact.

Michael B-P
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 12:46pm

Well, that sort of explains why we have an Interstate highway wrapped around the perimeter of Fort Wayne but not one passing through the middle of it . . . or does it?