I am amazed by the arrogance expressed by an opponent of the former Comcast building redevelopment project, Demetrios Pappageorge, who stated that people who earn less than $26,300 would have no reason to better themselves if living with similar wage-earners [Oak Park residents sound off on low-income apartments, News, Jan. 26]. Who made Mr. Pappageorge the arbiter of what defines "success?"
In Chicago, professional relief counselors, caregiver companions and artists tend to make less than $26,300, according to a salary trend survey by Indeed.com. People who serve our older or disabled population, or who define their aspirations in terms other than income, are by virtue of their salaries in need of self-improvement?
I take more issue with my neighbors who share Mr. Pappageorge's mindset, than residents of the proposed project.
Editor's note: Pappageorge said residents would have no reason to better themselves because they would no longer qualify to live in the project if they earned more than $26,300 or if they got married.