He was disappointed that in the various discussions he and other property owners participated in, “no one was interested in what we had to say.”
“It’s terrible,” said Nathan Batalion, when he heard about the vote. He said he hadn’t talked with other landlords about the issue, but didn’t know of a contingency plan.
He felt that the “facts” that he and other landlords have presented to the city have been ignored. Owners have been facing “huge” vacancies already and have to “fight to survive.” This will only make the situation worse, he said.