Whether Japantown likes it or not...
From Akit's Complaint Department (http://www.akit.org/):
Here's an interesting fact that also came out of the Nichi Bei Times. Just last weekend there was a community meeting with about 70-80 people attending, and NEARLY ALL OF THEM want to REJECT the Better Neighborhood Plan. But it looks like there are many community 'leaders,' community organizations, and special interests in Japantown who want to endorse this plan. Once again, going against the will and wishes of the community.
Whether they like it or not, the Planning Department and the Planning Commission are going to make Japantown "better," especially for developers (see the Market and Octavia Plan). Next Thursday the Planning Commission will rubber-stamp the Better Neighborhood Plan for Japantown.