Over the weekend, John Friedman, a lawyer, who is running unopposed for Third Ward alderman, sent a memo to his future colleagues on the Common Council, pointing out flaws in the current LWRP and recommending changes. The full text of the memo can be read here.
The memo concludes: "As it stands, the LWRP is deeply flawed, perhaps fatally so in that its contradictions make it potentially unenforceable. At best it represents poorly articulated public policy; at worst it is a map to nowhere. Over 2 decades have been spent crafting this document. There should be no rush at this time to enact such a problematic policy statement when careful work will enable this City to properly articulate its goals and the means to achieve them."