No, Buddy take a neighborhood that is more than beating its density goals, still being asked to grow at a red hot rate, be used as a petri dish for policy by an active and organized lobby for homeless, and its going to get a little emotional. That does not mean the peoples concerns are unfounded, nor should they be bullied into silence with epithets, even if they come off as a little shrill online. Overall I'd say people, who actually live in this narrow corridor are open to change, recognize its inevitable, understand they are probably there because the old place gave way to the new a few years ago, and are coping pretty well with an incredible set of circumstances.
If you think people are being unreasonable, I suggest you consider the imagery here, because I've think you've missed something, and its pretty powerful.
The city put a toilet in your yard!
Regardless of the policy behind it, a portable toilet introduced with little fanfare or announcement in an area the prides itself on public comment, is going to be interpreted as an act by a inconsiderate government, and a lobby that's gone a little too far. Maybe it can be explained in a reasonable way that assuages the general concern, but telling people they should not be concerned about whats happening in their back yard, because whats happening is their back yard is upsetting them does not defuse the situation it makes it worse.
Its insulting, and its an attempt to bully them into silence.