Old Austin Was a Nightmare

RECEIVED Fri., Oct. 17, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I thought that the Chronicle had called a moratorium on people complaining about Austin and Austinites, native and new. Why are we being subjected to this quasi-conservative, anti-intellectual drivel? Do we miss the bad comprehensive planning of the Eighties? Do we miss the Austin High School race riots of the Nineties? Do we miss the transportation planning that kept rich and poor people separated (yes, folks, there were always rich people here)? Sure, for some people, Austin was great. For everyone else, it was just a city. Now it's a changing city. What's wrong with all of us?
Stephanie Webb
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