Brookline loves services, but does not want the people who provide them to live in Brookline. We have roofs overhead, they can live anywhere, but not here. Part of the problem is height limits. Housing 10 stories high constructed on the same land could prove homes for people who work here. They would pay taxes and purchase goods in Brookline stores.
Low-cost housing is needed and we and our neighboring communities should be part of the solution. Leaving it to others is a cop-out. Working people have families to feed, local enterprises will expand and residents can buy here, not elsewhere. In conclusion, Brookline needs to be part of the solution.
Murray Kiok is a Brookline resident.