If you have been paying attention you must have noticed that flyers at Southbridge Towers are running about 10 to 1 pro-privatization. This does not mean that there is an overwhelming demand for privatization at SBT. What is happening here is the same as what is going on in politics nationwide, where money now equals free speech and the few people with lots of money can give the illusion that their interests are the same as a lot more people with much lesser resources. The constant drumbeat for privatization does not represent the thinking, much less the economic situation, of the majority of people at SBT.
The flyer above reads like some sort of joke and it is hard to figure out what the people behind it are trying to say. This one either falls under the umbrella of hoping to start a rumor or just plain ignorance.
FYI, there are no guarantees for anything in life. And certainly unproven privatization has fewer guarantees than Mitchell Lama, which has already proven itself and has worked well for over 40 years. The Mitchell Lama program was renewed 10 years ago for 30 years – that means we have at least 20 years left in the program. It is more than likely in 20 years that the Mitchell Lama program will be renewed, unless we have gone private – or private and bust.