Aurora Current Article: “I think our greatest duty in these things is to protect the people who are already there. I think we failed to do that and failed to listen hard” said Joe Edwards
I think most would agree that a base expectation of an existing resident of their city is to be protected. Obviously there is a wide spectrum of topics that fall under the category of protection. I think it is safe to say that one of these areas would be protection from new development that is not in balance with the existing area and properties. Having a comprehensive plan is a great tool that a city can utilize to build a sense of protection in a community. By setting standards to protect you current residents puts these residents at ease with the idea that the city has their best interests in mind when considering new development. I pose these questions. What factors cause a city to stray from this idea? What causes a city to prioritize a timeline or financial gain above protecting existing residents?