DefaultSubsAreTerrib t1_jegvye6 wrote

Another article:

Still scant on details,

>Officials did not say what prompted the officers to shoot the man. A firearm was recovered from the suspect, police said.


>The atmosphere on North Avenue was tense as neighbors gathered at the edges of yellow police tape. Inside the police tape, officer Keith Robinson said the area still was not safe, gesturing to a small crowd of onlookers.

>"They're not happy with us," Robinson said. "They never are after a shooting."

Important to remember this happened in a neighborhood. Innocent bystanders could have been injured


DefaultSubsAreTerrib t1_jegvdcp wrote

>At 11:09 a.m., officers on the 4200 block of North Avenue — who had been given a description of the suspect and his vehicle — saw his car and exited their vehicles. Edwards said the two officers fired at the man “within a second or two” of exiting their cruiser. The suspect was struck and injured by the gunfire.

Eek. I hope more information is published soon


DefaultSubsAreTerrib OP t1_jdy472m wrote

>the idea that public housing will be the same as it’s been in the past, but this doesn’t need to be the case.

In an ideal world, no. But all evidence suggests it will continue to be the case. Meanwhile, public housing concentrates poverty and thereby attracts crime.

A better approach might be vouchers that can be spent on housing on the free market. It doesn't concentrate poverty and gives low income individuals more choice in where they live.

>There was a comment above that you are a realtor.

I'm sorry, this is really distracting: I'm not (nor have I ever been) a realtor nor a property developer, nor have I worked in related fields like finance or property management or landlording or construction or what have you. I don't profit from construction. I am a homeowner, and so some would argue that increased development that I favor might decrease my property value...


DefaultSubsAreTerrib t1_jdv4o8m wrote

Back to work.

Remote work is wearing on me. The idea of spending the rest of my career on zoom calls just depresses me.

On the other hand when I search for software engineering jobs in Richmond I'm not very excited by what I find. (Go ahead and call me too picky; the fact is our tech industry is simply not as developed as other markets)


DefaultSubsAreTerrib OP t1_jdozlcz wrote

That article fails to provide any realistic alternative. The best it can muster (in the final paragraph):

>There’s no reason why good public housing can’t be built. It is done elsewhere successfully. (See, e.g., the remarkable Vienna model or the public housing success of Singapore.)

I don't even need to start reciting the laundry list of problems with public housing or with RRHA or the issue of funding. I'll merely point out that zoning laws prevent public housing from being constructed nearly everywhere in Richmond.

You might enjoy this article. Among other things it addresses the Singapore model:


DefaultSubsAreTerrib OP t1_jd7ixlt wrote

I would respond to your point if I could understand what your point is. I'm not proposing highrises in safe areas.

My opinion (and I am not the organizer of this event) is that Richmond needs more "missing middle" housing and that it would be great if we could prioritize redevelopment of empty lots and surface parking lots.