the second last paragraph of that article sums it up:
“Rent can start around $600 a month, and city leaders tell me the units are filling up fast, showing the need for affordable housing.”
I honestly can’t think of a worst time for a public meeting. who has time to ‘get there early’ for a 5:30 pm Monday discussion? not so easy for working parents (let alone the working poor who actively seek out this form of housing).
Here are the members: (links on the above web page)
Chair: Mike O’Brien
Vice-Chair: Tim Burgess
Member: Nick Licata
Alternate: Sally J. Clark
Even if you can’t make it to tonight’s meeting, try to contact at least two of the committee members with your opinions. In my personal opinion, the two biggest current problems with these are that no parking is required for what’s often a 50- or 60- bedroom building, and that they skate under design review by limiting the number of kitchens (since that’s what counts for deciding if a building is “big enough” for design review).