I guarantee you that if there were any such gathering in Whitman County, Moscow residents would demand to attend. In fact, some quotes from the story demonstrated that attitude:
“We can’t talk about land use without including Pullman,” Moscow resident Bill McLaughlin said.No thanks, Bill. As it is, in today's Daily News, Mayor Moonbat, in discussing Moscow's new "sustainability" intern, said:
“We need to focus on the region when we think about economic development. The changing of the character is affected by what both communities do.”
"Sustainability doesn't stop at jurisdictional boundaries; it exists within an ecosystem or a region.""Sustainability" may not stop at the border, but your kingdowm does, Queen.
I may have been wrong about Bill Parks, however:
Moscow resident and Northwest River Supplies owner Bill Parks said the opposite of sprawl is “extremely high prices for housing.”Absolutely true. And some Moscow residents do get it:
“Smart growth means high prices,” he said.
Moscow resident Laura Taylor said Moscow needs to make it easier for businesses to locate without putting a bunch of conditions on development.
“Both (Whitman and Latah) counties are starved for tax dollars,” she said. “We don’t have the option to manage growth that is going to occur outside of our boundaries.”