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Reader asks , “why does Ridgewood seem to be taking it on the chin with Affordable Housing?”

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James, re housing:
Ok, cant disagree with the recommendation on who to vote for. But why does Ridgewood seem to be taking it on the chin? Why aren’t we fighting? Why isn’t our council actively supporting those representatives trying to undo this housing madness? Why does our legal representation seem so weak? Why did the council fold like a cheap suit when Village residents sued to stop the development and why did the council side with the developers over the residents? Why doesn’t the Village come up with some other proposal rather than agreeing to do a percentage of the squalid housing now being constructed?
So, it seems to me that the Council just agreed to plant hundreds if not thousands of new units throughout the Village.

8 thoughts on “Reader asks , “why does Ridgewood seem to be taking it on the chin with Affordable Housing?”

  1. Why isn’t our council actively supporting those representatives trying to undo this housing madness?
    Have you taken a look at the past 3 or 4 election results in Ridgewood?
    I’ll give you a hint, (R) doesn’t stand a chance, and if an (R) can’t carry Ridgewood then it’s over.
    The only hope is for the Dems to start shooting each other (that’s rhetorical)

  2. I think it is past the point of no return. From Aronsohn to Knudsen to Realtor in Chief we have been taken for a ride. Deservedly so as this town is full of snobs who don’t really care about town management. As long as their leaves are swept, recycling is picked up on time and streets are clean of snow they are just fine (actually management of these issues sucks big time). As more of these types move into Ridgewood the situation will only get worse. We all came together against Valley but nobody gives a peep about the incredible and permanent impact all this housing will bring. In hindsight I wish Valley stayed. I would rather have doctor’s offices all around the village than ugly buildings and crowded streets and schools. Too late now. Unless we all rise and contest this travesty with housing at a time when people in droves are laving NJ we are finished. We are about to become a city. By the time we will all look to sell and leave we won’t even get our money’s worth. Developers are trying to maximize and occupy every inch they can get because they face no resistance by our chosen officials. Looking at the development site on Broad St they are digging foundations just about 5-10 feet from the train tracks. RW is their playground now but we are too stupid to realize.

  3. ” Realtor in Chief ” Thats our Mayor.

  4. Have you ever attended a meeting. The village NEVER sides with the residents. look at the healthbarn nightmare. Council sat back and let the owner file a complaint against residents who understand that a private business is NOT allowed in a public park and spoke our against the business being there, not the actual business. . Council never cared of the neighborhoods concerned they just now their heads and ignore residents. A disgrace

  5. Q: why does Ridgewood seem to be taking it on the chin with Affordable Housing?
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    A: We are to liberal, too rich and too stupid.
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  6. The proposed Valley overlay of 45-50 affordable units, would mean a MINIMUM of 300 plus units on that site. I’m sure the neighbors will love that! Imagine the impact on the schools!

  7. the state wanted Ridgewood to take 895 units

  8. All of us who protested Valley expansion must be kicking ourselves. The outcome of high density housing sends chills down my spine. Impact will be enormously more terrible. I wish someone said something about the alternative to Valley leaving back then. The way I see it at this moment is we should beg Valley to stay, of course too late now.

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