Newbury Commons Gets the Go-Ahead
Mayor Tom Riel voted against the project. Councilman Fred Proper was not at the meeting.
Before the vote Riel said one of the reasons he is against the private development is that current landlords have told him they would have to lower their standards in regard to their tenants, which would continue the influx of undesirable tenants.
Councilman Rhett Kennedy took exception to that line of thinking.
"The only way that we’re going to change those that live in Bradford is by maintaining our standards. It is up to us to maintain our standards and not sink to lowering them," Kennedy said.
"That’s why people are looking to come to Bradford, because we have low standards. Let’s have the highest standards we possibly can for all of our units," he said.
Listen to the entire meeting here.