Someone posted this comment the other day under the Roundabout topic,
You can sure tell who is a property owner and who is a renter by the comments they make. So I guess if you are a renter you don't want the city improved because that might make it a nicer place to live and perhaps raise your rent.
I have to say this is one of the funniest comments ever posted on this blog.
Was it renters who fought the RDA and declaring Leucadia blighted? No, it was property owners.
Was it renters who came out in mass to vote down Prop A? No, it was property owners.
Was it renters who voted down Prop C? No, renters couldn't even vote on that one.
It is property owners, and even more specifically, home owners who are settled here for the long haul that are getting involved in local politics.
The yuppie family who buys or builds a McMansion and then flips it 4 years later and moves away doesn't really care what happens around here.
It's the people who have made a commitment to living here and being part of the community who are voting. It is they who will feel the longterm effects of the financial decisions this city council makes.