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Sonia Chang-Diaz apparently sick of Whole Foods issue

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the JP Neighborhood Council has formed a five-member bargaining committee to try to wrangle a "community benefits agreement" out of Whole Foods. The move comes after council members talked to local groups and politicians about the impending store - but not Chang-Diaz, who refused to talk to them. You may recall it was Chang-Diaz who first proposed Whole Foods help start an affordable-housing fund or stay out of JP.

At a meeting last month, the council noted that Stop & Shop signed one of these agreements as a condition of moving onto city-owned land off Centre Street. Whole Foods has a lease to move into the vacant Hi-Lo property.

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It was her decision to make this issue an opportunity to grandstand and pander. She owned it then; she owns it now; she'll own it at election time (I hope).

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This may come off as flame bait, but Ms. Chang-Diaz worried about Whole Foods moving in because it would bring more white people into JP thus removing the minority vote she needs to get reelected?

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Than minorities, so I doubt she would want to keep whites away.
And besides, that's racist.

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Against it before she was for it, evolving political climate, etc. All politicians are bound to have a couple of expedient conversion experiences in their careers.

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The Gazette follows up its report by talking to a Chang-Diaz aide, who says the senator never refused to talk to anybody from the council, that the issue was one of trying to arrange a suitable time, and that just proved impossible in the two weeks the council had set for interviews.

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I read that letter Sonia Chang-Diaz wrote and I was aghast at the absurdity and ridiculousness of the proposals put forth by Chang-Diaz. The letter was fascist and farcical. Does she think we're living in Mussolini's Italy? Rob Consalvo, can you please do Chang-Diaz a favor and give her some pointers? Thanks.

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