Low-income won't do it

Dear Editor:Our mayor says, "Our city bought the [Avenue Theatre and Verizon property] with housing money so some form of housing must be there by law" ("Thoughts from the Mayor," 6/19/09). Why did the city intentionally buy the Verizon property and Avenue Theatre to replace them with low-income housing? Is Downtown Downey zoned for low-income housing? Our mayor also writes, 'Our city is finally trying to improve and upgrade our downtown…" Low-income housing won't do it. Why didn't our mayor allow the Verizon property and Avenue Theatre to be bought by businesses? - El Bee, Downey

********** Published: June 26, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 10