Friday, August 5, 2011

Sanity in South Waterfront jail location - no thanks to city council

A land use hearing officer has denied the immigration jail site in South Waterfront. This is a project being pushed by developers and the city council. It is hard to imagine how any responsible elected official - maybe "responsible" is the key word - could have have let this jail concept reach this stage. Was this a case of development at all costs to Portland and its residents?

Jim Davis - South Portland Neighborhood Association - feels that they have won the battle. "Davis said he's not worried politicians will approve an appeal from the developer and federal authorities." But Mr. Davis needs to be a little more wary of how too often the city and its cozy developers win the war.

A word to PDC would end this right now.

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