Mary Mathews of LF writes in the Reader Forum that there’s an unfortunate misconception among some in the community and on the City Council that affordable housing is about charity; it is not. Affordable housing is an urban planning concept that improves community, economic development, transportation, and the environment. It is not about giving freebies to poor outsiders.
Cheryl Becker of Lake Bluff writes in the GazeboNews Reader Forum that the Village should rethink the Stonebridge development plan and its density requirements.
Neil Dahlmann of Lake Bluff writes in the Reader Forum that voters should reject the Park District’s referendum on Nov. 2.
Hugh Jackson of Lake Bluff writes in the Reader Forum that residents of the LB Park District should vote yes on the pool referendum
Local residents are sad to learn that Tom Cahill is leaving his post as director of Lake Bluff’s Public Works Department
As the mayor and city council consider the â€œPolicyâ€ of â€œAffordable Housing,â€ a local resident offers the following considerations: 1) Recognize the Rubric. What generally proceeds under the rubric of â€œaffordable housingâ€ commences with an immediate perversion of what from the perspective of those who pay for such programs would correctly and historically describe as â€œsubsidized housing.â€ By adopting â€œaffordable,â€ the definitional umbrella flips to the perspective of the recipient and becomes one of â€œneedâ€ and â€œneedâ€ invariably morphs into â€œwant.â€ This slippery slope is calculated. It seeks to insure there will be no end to the program as there is no end to â€œwants.â€ This is straight out of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, the playbook for fundamental redistributionist ideologies. Lake Forest is not only
The League of Women Voters is a pioneer in supporting increasing affordable housing in our communities. Years ago, Lake Forest League members worked with Lake Forest city officials on the plan for Senior Affordable Housing.
GazeboNews is starting a “reader forum.” The first opinion piece is by LF resident Lynne Atherton, who writes about the calf shown in this photo, which was tethered to a vehicle and marched through the 4th of July Parade.