City’s projects seems to ignore needs of the poor
Re: “Proposed Sudbury projects need locations,” Sept. 12.
It occurs to me that the primary consideration or criteria for any and all public projects and investments of this nature including, but not limited, to the planning and execution process, which includes location and consultant selection, should be that all activities and funds benefit and address the needs of the greatest number of citizens of this city. I have two questions: 1. What citizen needs do these two projects address?
2. How many citizens, by income bracket, will they benefit?
The point is this: the biggest single and mostly “hidden” problem in our community today is income disparity. Will these projects be done in a way to effectively address that problem or will our democratically elected council, and the staff that serve them, continue to benefit and cater to the whims and the wishes of the handful of privileged people who command their attention?
As a specific example, hiring CBRE, an elite global real estate consortium, as the consultant to do the site selection, will do little to help identify, fund, develop and support local talent, including recent graduates of our school of architecture.
Kevin Kilbey Sudbury