Morning Brief on the CD 1 Political Scene for Tuesday
Cedillo has a reputation among community activists as someone hell-bent on helping developers build market-rate housing while paying little regard for the more prosaic concerns of the neighborhoods. This disinterest in the community is troubling; even more so is his indifference to the displacement of low-income constituents. (He called displacement in his district an “urban myth” in a meeting with the editorial board. The city’s own data show it is not.) Building more housing is a virtue — the city is in a housing crunch, and more market-rate housing means more housing, period. But it shouldn’t come at the expense of a neighborhood’s affordability and quality of life. A councilman’s job is to balance the interests of neighborhoods with those of the population as a whole, and Cedillo doesn’t seem to be interested in that task.
Indeed, the once "Champion of the Marginalized", has politically devolved into a mere shill of the Democratic Establishment-supporting Crony Capitalist Developer Class, that if not checked (at the Ballot Box in March), will forever alter the Integrity (and populace) of the historic and cultural CD 1 Landscape----Scott Johnson.