Projects downtown

Dear Editor:George Redfox's letter of April 24 is right on the money ("Avenue Theatre Plans," 4/24/09). I wrote a similar editorial on Feb. 27 addressing the same subject. It appears that the so-called "developers" are dead set on trying to push their agenda for high-density project housing in the heart of our commercial community. It was ill-conceived and wrong then, and it is still in-conceived and wrong. High-density, low-income, project housing in the Avenue Theatre location is probably one of the worst things that can happen to our community. The types of individuals that inhabit high-density, low-income, project housing are not what we want or need for our community. Go into South Central Los Angeles into an area with high-density project housing and you'll get a feel for what we'd be in for if we put the same here in Downey. Downey needs and wants art and culture, not individuals that will destroy what we have taken decades to create. Citizens of Downey, speak up, stand up and protect your homes and families, resist having the heart of our community ruined with high-density project housing, and let's find out who the individuals are that are selling us out. - Jonathan Brownlee, Downey

********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2