: News Article:
Hill District activists want money from arena parking
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07-13-2012, 09:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
And the other point is why is this neighborhood so necessary to save. Wouldn't a $1 parking surcharge be better served elsewhere in the community?
The world has changed rapidly, new neighborhoods pop up and old ones become dilapidated, even entire cities (it's even worse when the government is heavily involved. Google "Haikyo"). It's sad, but inevitable (unless you want to argue the entire premise upon which our modern economy is based, which is cool). Part of the Hill District was torn down, the world changed and the city became suburbanized. Wealthy people moved to the suburbs, poor people moved closer to the city center b/c they didn't have the luxury of private transportation. The gap in career mobility became stark.
It's sad to see a once vibrant area turn to crap, but there were far stronger forces than the CLO that caused HDs current state. The Pens are being gracious and, as always, trying to win goodwill by playing nice, but this is a step too far.
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