“Something needs to happen,” says Costa
By Josh Resnek
Councilor John Hanlon sure knows how to get people thinking.
Halon has suggested a 5 year moratorium on building.
A 5 year moratorium on building – or anything for that matter – is a daunting prospect to behold.
The city council is taking up the matter in earnest.
The long road began Monday night at a council committee hearing and spilled over into Tuesday night’s council hearing.
As the oldest member of the council, Hanlon represents oldline families hanging on here, fighting against the winds of change, and wishing to have all the development stopped before everything about their lives disappears.
Councilor Darren Costa is new to the council game, but he brings to the council a vision that has been lacking and a lingua franca, a way of expressing himself, that is both concise and clear and delivered cleverly with earnestness.
Costa does not yet understand the power in his manner of presentation.
“The Ward 3 zoning ordinances are out of date. It is difficult to apply the logic of zoning to all of Everett,” he said at the committee meeting Monday night.Continue reading “Hanlon Suggest 5 Year Building Moratorium”