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Comprehensive Housing Analysis For Cumberland Moving Forward

November 20th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A comprehensive housing analysis for the city of Cumberland is moving forward. Details of the study discussed during this month’s regular meeting of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation which has retained the services of Lisa Sturtevant and Associates out of Alexandria, Va at a cost not to exceed to $65,000.  CEDC executive director Paul Kelly said the study will include a needs assessment in connection with how those needs mesh with economic development plans….


5 Responses to “Comprehensive Housing Analysis For Cumberland Moving Forward”

  1. November 20, 2019 at 5:15 am, mac said:

    The recommendations for future housing stock must include a majority of low income housing as all announced economic development plans revolve around producing minimum wage jobs for Cumberland.


  2. November 20, 2019 at 11:27 am, David said:

    Hey look, yet another study!!!!


    • November 20, 2019 at 12:07 pm, Zufall said:

      Paul Kelley and Matt Miller can’t pick out which pair of underwear they wear each day without hiring someone to do a 10k study. >


  3. November 20, 2019 at 12:23 pm, mac said:

    Paul Kelley lives somewhere in this local community but has to hire a firm from Alexandria, Va. to determine how many local. housing units are occupied and how many are vacant. Couldn’t someone already employed in the local CEDC be tasked with performing that work? Do these locals know nothing about the business they are employed in? I mean, c’mon, $65,000 is a year’s salary for one of these CEDC employees. If our local employees have no idea how to perform these tasks, what do they do?


  4. November 21, 2019 at 8:26 am, Ken said:

    Here we have one comment suggesting that we should forget studies and just make decisions based on whims. Certainly, that path never leads to failures.

    Another comment makes the point that we should only use local talent and that the people who work for CEDC are expected to be experts on everything based on a $65K annual salary.

    This is what passes for real suggestions as to how we can improve our city? This could be a pretty good indication of why we have a near half century of economic downturn and failure.


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