Many of you will have read the reports today of sky-high cancer rates along the corridors of South Seattle: Beacon Hill, Rainier Valley...
It struck me -- isn't this the exact same corridor that Lite Rail is being built through...in fact, isn't it the social planning goal of Nickels, Sims, Gregoire to densify this area with "urban townhomes" and "mixed use" structures?
Great...find the most toxic region of the Puget Sound and put as many people into it as possible! See that's the difference between Government mandate and the market.
Ordinarily people would be fleeing areas such as South Seattle (unless the price dropped to a point where it would be a bargain for some). They would be going to areas with less people. But of course, GMA prevents those areas from being affordable.
Instead, Government decides, in vacuo, where and how people should live, not letting them follow their native instincts and free choice. The end result is a catastrophe...casting your seeds upon poisons!Posted by jabailo at August 08, 2008 07:24 PM | Email This