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Stop barking about the Boomerang

Dear Editor:

What is all this about fighting the Boomerang affordable housing? Mr. Stunda and his group have clearly bent over backwards to appease and accommodate the neighbors concerns – reduced the height by 25 percent, reduced the unit number by 26 percent, reduced the square footage by 28 percent, and even cleaned up the undeveloped site, at his own expense, in order to be a good neighbor. May no good deed go unpunished!

And, for the opposition to claim they didn’t have sufficient input (denied due process) is just plain silly – eight hearings where they were the dominant speakers, over 11 months, is all but exhaustive.

Studio and one bedroom affordable housing units are in demand. According to a reliable source, the last one bedroom on the market drew 50 applicants. And this project is being developed by a private entity. No Burlingame mess!

No offense, but if the local “riff raff” is too offensive, why didn’t these folks buy their homes on the other side of Main Street? This particular area has long had an affordable housing element.

But since “it is what it is,” why not be good neighbors (I’m sure they are actually nice people), cease the obstructionism and let Stunda and his group spend their money on building a nice project instead of wasting it on a frivolous lawsuit, move on, and everybody get along with each other?

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Ray Peritz

Aspen

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