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He said that at those meetings, some residents were concerned about the influx of new residents and what that could do to the school system, public services and taxes.
Similar concerns had been brought up by residents at the the hearings for the rezoning on Hathaway Drive.
There has been little to no public support voiced at the hearings for either the rezoning or the project as a whole.
At Monday's meeting, before the commission voted unanimously against the rezoning, no one spoke out in favor of the proposal, even when given a special opportunity at the request of Commissioner Nathan Schwartz.
Davey said there have been times when the City Council has gone against the recommendation, but they've been rare.
"We have pretty common sense reasons [for the recommendations] rooted in some sort of logic," he said.