said by markbot:
Imagine if the state were to start competing with private businesses by setting up coffee shops.
The fact that you use a coffee shop to compare that situation to this shows how little you have to back up your argument.
And yet again, why are you running to the most extreme part of this argument? Did anyone say they want the government involved in EVERY BUSINESS AT EVERY CORNER? Of course not.
When private sectors completely ignore residents, the cities SHOULD HAVE THE DISCRETION to build if they want to....why is that so hard to understand?