How prevalent is this opinion? From a letter to the editor in today’s C-Ville –
This letter is to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority [â€œSo simple, it just might work,â€ The Week, August 2]. I could have saved the $1.1 million you paid to consultants: STOP THE OUT-OF-CONTROL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT! No development = water conservation problem solved. No charge for the advice.
This kind of simplistic response is all good and well, but simply not practical. No more than saying that all those who are not born and bred in Charlottesville should move back whence they came. We need to accept the growth, but manage it within the guidelines that are 1) currently in place or 2) can reasonably be put in place by reasonable people working together. Maybe we should stop the continuing development of the Downtown Mall while we’re at it.
The above sentiment seems to be that of many natives and NIMBYs alike. I wonder which the writer is.
Side note: I love that wikipedia’s definition of NIMBY lists under the “see other” section “hypocricy.” HA.