Lipsky: So What?

For the record, lobbyist Richard Lipsky doesn’t think that the details of his member-by-member strategic plan to orchestrate racial diversity on behalf of a client are all that interesting.

It seems that someone took one of our strategy memos that went out to some of the BID leaders and “leaked” it to the Observer. Why this was so newsworthy is somewhat mystifying.

What is newsworthy, and what Azi fails to emphasize, is the fact that it is necessary to pull out all stops to prevent the store owners and community residents who are fed up with the proliferation of vendors in their shopping strips from being stigmatized as racist or anti-immigrant if they don’t want their streets overrun by vendors.

— Azi Paybarah

Lipsky: So What?