Response for Lange and Pedrow

Former Mayor Lange and former City Manager Pedrow and I are of quite collinear mindset. Paraphrasing them somewhat: Growth is a big issue, Council should inform itself of the sense of the community, permits are currently issued without regard to growth, benchmarks relating to quality of life should be re-established, and the residents should be informed of the costs to implement their wishes. Pedrow in particular worries about the impact to current residents of land-leeches’ requested zoning changes and variances. He makes a point similar to what you have read above: “… out-of-town developers and financiers walk away with the money while avoiding the impacts.”