Mayor Warns: We Couldn't Stop Development

The mayor of New Jersey town warns another similar-sized city to be wary of developers who lie.
August 18, 2005, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

"Developers lie, Mr. George said from all-too-personal experience. They offer charming architects' renderings that might bear little resemblance to the projects they build. They talk about revenue riches but leave towns with schools to build, sewers to pay for and taxes to raise. ... Developers have the upper hand because "they have more lobbying power than the towns, and more experience than many of the mayors and council people," the mayor contended. 'They know more than I'll ever know about getting what they want.' "

Thanks to Anne Hersch

Full Story:
Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in The New York Times
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email