The quote is from a reader of my blog.
I don’t know much about Mr. Foy.
I know that I liked him when he worked for the Conservation Law Foundation and stuck it to the state when they tried to get the Big Dig built without promising any public transportation improvements.
I know that I didn’t like him when he went to work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under President Romney, because I thought he was a traitor who sold out.
I like him a bit more now, seeing how others feel about him:
Greg Spier, a Foxboro housing developer, had a message for Foy yesterday: good riddance.
â€œIâ€™m not sorry to hear heâ€™s stepping down,â€? said Spier, arguing Foyâ€™s housing programs were â€œalmost utopianâ€? and stunted the construction of new housing.
I love real estate and development. I wish there was a lot more of it. But, I don’t think Douglas Foy was responsible for the lack of housing built over the past several years.
Complete article: â€˜Dervishâ€™ Foy stepping down – By Jay Fitzgerald and Jesse Noyes, The Boston Herald