http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/us/george-lucas-retreats-from-battle-with-neighbors.html?_r=1&hp links to a piece in the Times in which a land use plan that was rejected is turning into something that scares a lot of the people that rejected the original proposal. Affordable housing/workforce housing.
Last week the articles in our own Post-Dispatch chronicled Larry Rice's attempt to turn some empty lots near the Missouri Botanical Garden into a camp for the homeless. The land owner's previous proposals to develop the land have been rejected by the neighborhood and reader comments speculate that this is his revenge. It does not seem like the city will allow a campsite to rise and the homeless are being treated as pawns.
Well, at least we have something in common with our friends in Marin.