I was reading the paper recently and saw this: Munjoy Hill group sues to stop affordable housing project. I wondered what was going on. You can read for yourself, but it seems some of the neighbors don’t like the Portland Planning Board’s conclusions, or process, regarding this project. As often happens in our region, when someone doesn’t get their way on a land use issue, they go to court and sue.
These days you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting two new national lists ranking Portland in the top 10 for something cool. And who’s complaining? It’s true that beer, dining and get away vacations are national news – and so are schools, startups and coolness itself. Here’s just a partial list of the lists that Portland Maine is showing up on: A list of lists praising Portland.
So no troubles, right? Well… kinda. Here’s something that worries me, and ought to worry all of us: