Denise Lofman and the Concerned Citizens of Manzanita, who pulled together in short order, were impossible to ignore. This was a grass roots movement at its finest. The Planning Commission devoted 5 hours to that meeting (5 hours!) and, not only did they listen, they allowed people to talk over the time limit to make a point.
As a candidate for mayor who favors open dialogues, town hall meetings, voting, and citizens coming together like they did on this Dorcas Lane proposal, I was uplifted that the net result was the preservation of what is a neighborhood.