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.