February 10, 2013 | 09:22 AM

When one weighs the pros and cons of density it seems a stretch to oppose density. I think Council understands this. They are tasked with making decisions for the greater good. Density brings continued fiscal health of the city in the form of lower taxes per capita and greater amount of available funds available for amenities; stronger fiscal revenue base for our schools in the form of appreciating property values ; it attracts new, clean white collar business; it provides housing for the gen y who are our future instead of having them all live itp; and it , despite the irrational opposition to apartments, housing available for our seniors - the empty nesters who want to retire near their gen y kids instead of our retires having to relocate to other states, not to mention the long term positive environmental impact it facilitates by reducing sprawl.