I would expect better of a man with a Harvard education than Patrick Kennedy’s latest name calling epistle. First he puts words in the mouths of those who would question him and then he calls them names, (NIMBY) for the words he put in their mouths. Certainly everyone should be entitled to express their concerns without being called names: students, renters, workers, and yes, even those who own their homes, and yes indeed, even developers who live in Piedmont, (a place not noted for its abundance of affordable housing). This is something my third grade teacher taught me and I don’t think she had a Harvard education. Patrick always wraps himself in the mantle of affordable housing while offering the bare minimum of affordable housing required by law in his developments! He even has opposed the requirement for any affordable housing in new developments.
Yes, Berkeley has a history of embracing and initiating change – some of its most brilliant and lasting heritage is the livable neighborhoods designed by Maybeck and others.
I vote for civil discourse and all opinions being honored.