Feeling betrayed by Dan and Deno

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I feel betrayed. I voted for Dan Moroney and Deno Andrews because they spoke to me in person, one-to-one, saying they would vote against the Albion building.

Dan Moroney told me he was a contractor and he knew they didn't need to build an 18-story building to make a profit.

They both promised to fight the building because it is not in keeping with the DTOP plan, because it would increase the wind tunnel created by the Advantage building, because it would negate the solar panels and green roof on the new Nature Center. 

It will shade Austin Gardens and cause die-off of trees and plantings. Lake Street is looking more like a canyon every year.

I voted for these men based on the promise they made. If I had known they had no intention of keeping their promise, I would not have voted for them. I will never vote for them again. They need to explain themselves to us, the voters!

Shame! Shame! on elected officials who ignore the people they represent and ignore the studies that have been paid for.

Mary E. O'Kiersey

Oak Park

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Bruce Kline  

Posted: October 11th, 2017 10:09 PM

Mary: On the contrary. Congratulations are in order to both Dan and Dino. They have in a few short months mastered the fine art of "sincere lying" - a political skill that often takes politicians years to master.

Alice Wellington  

Posted: October 11th, 2017 9:38 AM

I voted for Dan and Deno in spite of their Albion stance, so I'm happy to see them supporting this building now. As for the profitability of the smaller projects, people keep pointing fingers at the District House as an example of the acceptable development, completely glossing over it's exorbitant prices. Does that mean that only the newcomers who can shell out $750K+ for an apartment are welcome in Oak Park?

Bill Kopper from Oak Park  

Posted: October 11th, 2017 9:19 AM

A concise expression of the anger many feel. Opposition to Albion was described as NIMBY and elitist, but I feel most of it was opposition to the top 10 stories of the building. Did the village really gain much from those 10 additional floors? The developer will gain from the variance while the Board divided the community.

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