The emailer was Robert Judelson, of JMB Realty, who bewailed “costly and time-consuming” regulations which “play havoc with financial results and make it ever more difficult to provide needed housing for. . . new folks [who might be] moving to the city.”
Developers, Judelson said, “are struggling more than ever to bring projects to . . . completion,” but “the system is riddled with rules and apathy and it is costing the city a fortune.”
Shit. The culture of City Hall. Judelson should write a guest column about it, or the mayor should call him and other developers in for advice about what to do about a suffocating bureaucracy.
Alone among the emailers cited in the story, Judelson speaks for a key constituency for the city that works, and not a pet project, by the way.