#2 SAVE THE SHRINKING PUBLIC DOMAIN. Public parks, schools, community centers– everything public that is needed for affordable neighborhoods – are shrinking and getting privatized. At the neighborhood level, we need to protect and expand the commons. Keep the libraries open. Stop concessions from taking over the parks. Save neighborhood schools and keep them integrated and public. Don’t let services for the less fortunate – like soup kitchens and homeless shelters – be driven out by high rents.
By Tom Agnotti