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No coincidence

Daniella Thompson
Wednesday June 12, 2002

To the Editor: 

In his latest diatribe (Darling Flower Shop is structure of "demerit"), Hank Resnik again raises the tiresome "NIMBY" cry we've been hearing so often from Patrick Kennedy and his beneficiaries. 

It's no coincidence that the structure Resnik calls "one of Berkeley's most unattractive buildings" is scheduled for replacement by Kennedy. 

It's also no coincidence that Resnik's Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition is the recipient of Kennedy's largesse, as reported in the BFBC's website. 

“We have gotten another $15,000 in grants —- including a $5,000 gift from Avi Nevo and $10,000 from Patrick Kennedy, $5,000 of which is a gift and $5,000 of which is a loan.” 

Kennedy knows where to spend his dollars, which assure him a vocal cohort of otherwise politically correct supporters willing to cry “NIMBY” on his behalf whether his cause merits it or not. 


Daniella Thompson