Please consider Steve Kropper, candidate for Planning Board
- Here I have provided information on my background and positions.
Thanks for your consideration.
Candidate for Planning Board
48 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421
- Steve:I wish you had posted your candidacy letter a lot sooner; it was by far
the sanest item to appear on this list in the past few years. Albeit the
fact that I have some misgivings about your seeming support for allowing
expansion of office space(if this implies allowing new construction) I nevertheless
assure you that you will receive at least more vote.
You must understand that I am a member of a minority; philosophic, not
racial! We were once close to being in the majority, in the younger part of the
20th Century Much like those small pockets of exotic peoples whose languages are
dying and scheduled to be lost forever, we of the anti-developing faction are
on the verge of joining those late lamented languages.
Why, anti-development you ask? I have been a resident of Lexington for over a
quarter of the Town's life since its incorporation in 1713. Over the past 50
years or so I have watched the unbridled developments that have disfigured
the beautiful scenery and character of the town and have damn near demolished
the financial structure. Every project went forward with the promise of
increasing the tax base and thereby lowering our individual RE tax bills. In the past
half century, as I recall, our tax bills went downward only in the year
following the passage of the State's sale tax in 1966. and then resumed the upward
spiral thereafter. As to the jobs that were created, most went to the imigres
came in from the outside, along with their children who impacted the school
Not much profit in that deal!
As I preach, ad nauseam, in Town Meeting, if you want to see what Lexington
used to look like; go to Lincoln. If you want see what Lexington in on the road
to resembling, go to Arlington, or Burlington. With all their industrial
bases they seem to be having fiscal problems much like our's.
Feel free to disgree or even denounce my sermon, Steve, I'll still vote for
you tomorrow and I hope others will also. Best of luck!
Barry, Pct 1
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