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Redevelopment Agency pulling out of Western Addition

2008-07-21 02:17:28.562582+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Sixty years ago San Francisco declared the Western Addition "a blight", forty years ago they razed the neighborhood with the promise of re-development, now the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is pulling out. The officials are putting the best spin on it they can:

"The agency's time there has not been a happy story," said Fred Blackwell, who recently took on the title of executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. "There have been thousands of units of affordable housing developed and a substantial investment made in the community, but those things are in no way envisioned as making up for the damage that was done in the early days.

but it's yet another example that the attitude that I most associate with Moa and Stalin, destroy what exists in order to replace it with the fantasy, doesn't work.

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