“There’s a difference between responsible community development and gentrification. Gentrification has an element of purposeful displacement with intent. It is a replacement of working class, mostly people of color with an almost aristocracy or ruling class. And so we have to make sure that our projects are inclusive. If we are going to build housing there needs to be affordable housing built in and you’re talking to a city that is scared to death of venturing into the realm of rent control.” – Councilman Lopez
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