Were you angry about a recent misleading BeyondChron editorial? You weren’t alone.
From the BeyondChron “Letters to the Editor” section: More on Parkmerced…
To the Editor:
I consider this article to be totally irresponsible. Are you going to deny the majority of the present tenants, including me, as well as future tenants an opportunity to live in an environment that will serve us for the next 50 years? Are we suppose to live with no change and watch other neighborhoods become more environmentally responsible? Why do the few very vocal residents, who are opposed to this project, get all the attention? They do not represent the majority of the Parkmerced tenants. I walked door to door with a Parkmerced employee to explain how the renovation would affect each person. Only 9% were still adamately opposed. Many have mould problems, no hot water on demand, poor insulation, leaking roofs, and electrical problems. It’s time to leave the past behind and move into the future. I challenge San Francisco to do just that.
To the Editor:
Dean Preston’s rant is an irresponsible morsel of lies and hysteria. If the author is so shortsighted as to not seek information readily available in public documents, his cred is nil. That Beyond Chron would publish this screed lowers respect for anything that I happen to read here. “Webloid” would be a good description for any paper who never lets the truth interfere with a hysterical rant. John Avalos lost my vote in his decision to vote against this important project at the behest of NIMBYs and truly misguided preservationists. We need to add density to house our growing population, and we need to do it where there is existing infrastructure and in such a way that it doesn’t create demand for auto trips and sprawl. This sort of project is exactly what’s needed. I hope there are more like it.