Re "City right to wait on big housing plan" (Editorials, Nov. 23): Perhaps we need to follow the money. Who will make a lot of money on Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency's proposal?
The "issues" with these homes apply to many of the old homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Boulevard Park, Midtown, etc. Residential owners don't just tear down their homes and rebuild. Why doesn't SHRA upgrade the electricity, water pipes and sewer lines, and put some money into landscaping. They are lovely brick units that could be more attractive with more shrubs and flowers.
These are people's homes, possibly with historic value. This appears a thinly veiled way to get rid of the poor. The idea of integrating them into other neighborhoods is a joke. It's just a way of giving some developer a windfall on the backs of the people who live in these homes.
-- Arlene Corsello, Sacramento
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