I feel like all of these columns are just complaining about things that no one cares about.
His "Luxury Student Housing" is not affordable or sustainable. Before yet another person comments that Goodman is making affordable student housing - Rent in those places is somewhere between $700 and $1000 dollars PER ROOM per month. He is taking full advantage of rich California parents who either don't know or don't care what rental prices in Tucson are actually like.
By knocking down older smaller buildings, he is taking away affordable rental space from people who really do need a cheap place to live close to campus.
In addition (I live next to a few of these places near Feldman's, so I know), the kids who live in these places don't ride their bikes or walk to campus for the most part, they drive to class and park in garages. I don't see the point in their being so close to campus tucked into decent residential neighborhoods. They would be better off along major roads, filling in empty spaces. What about the dirt lots at Speedway and 6th? Speedway and Main? Sure the real estate is more expensive, but I'm sure he can afford it at this point. The company that is building those A-Frame student houses is following a similar model, yet we don't hear complaints about them because they are building along Grant and Speedway, and being respectful of neighbors and neighborhoods.
Goodman's main problem is that he's clueless, greedy, and disrespectful. Every interaction he has with neighbors or media turns into a mess because he is a mess. I feel kind of bad for the guy in a way.
P.S. We have recently been told by police officers attending a neighborhood meeting that they don't have enough officers to respond to party or noise complaints anymore. He said that unless there was a higher level violent situation, officers will not respond no matter how many calls are being received.
It's funny that this article fails to mention the fact that the weekly would promptly allow her to start blogging on The Range at almost the exact moment this issue was published... I enjoy content, but I personally don't think her personal narrative style really fits with what The Range has been doing so far. But maybe that's the point.
I feel like 2.5 million early ballots requested is a lot...
I know it's hard to think outside of your own lifespan, but, 80 years isn't that long...
Our Children learn the Magic of Christmas lights? Good grief. A bad economy is spoiling the Winterhaven festival, not people who think that the whole thing is a waste of finite resources... The city also closed almost all city pools, neighborhood centers, can't fix roads, etc. Some people like lawns and Christmas lights and pretending you are in a bad 60's movie. Maybe they can figure out how to fund it this year.
And for the record, I'm not against the food bank. One of the people dearest to me is employed by the food bank (which is one of the best food banks i have ever come across and does incredible innovative things for our community).
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