I just read the article about the mayor’s proposal of creating affordable housing in Surprise (Mayor: City needs more affordable housing”).
I believe the first responsibility of any city government is to do no harm.
Proposals like this should first have benefit for the people already living in Surprise. I fail to see how low-cost housing benefits me or anyone currently living here.
To the contrary, low-cost housing has built-in negatives for current residents ranging from lower property values to crime.
I expect ideas like this from my teenage granddaughter — sincere, well-meaning but terribly naive.
Sound public policy should be based practical, realistic mature economic decisions not far left ideology.