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Unfortunately, this was not entirely an outreach effort because it was only held in Mandarin, which means that a large portion of the community was excluded from participating in these discussions. Which you could probably assume was the purpose.
So, and as a service to those who do not speak Mandarin, yet feel they too have a right to know what a Councilman who theoretically was put into office to represent all of the people of Arcadia was up to, we have obtained some translations of the media coverage for this event. Which, of course, was only the Mandarin language press. Which I guess was the point. None was intended for you.
Obviously this was an attempt to rally certain targeted ethnic support behind the building of McMansions in Arcadia, while also organizing opposition to an initiative that would put the lid on such things. Which, judging by the surprisingly sparse attendance at this event, might not be as popular with Sho Tay's carefully targeted audience as some might assume.
Attempts at political organizing based on racial assumptions can be problematic, so it might be that the desire for preservation in Arcadia actually does cut across ethnic lines. Meaning McMansions could have even less support than was first thought, and that the opposition to them cuts across all ethnic lines there.
I doubt that was quite the impression Sho Tay was hoping to convey when he was putting this meeting together.
Our first look into this event is a brief translation of a news report that ran on TV LA 18. You can access this video feed by clicking on the link beneath the screenshot.
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I think the most important thing we can take away from viewing this video is just how small the turnout for Sho Tay's ethnically profiled meeting actually was. Something shown in this clip.
The other translation we have for you today is taken from coverage found in the newspaper Chinese Daily USA. Which, not entirely coincidentally, is owned by Arcadia City Councilman Sho Tay himself. It is a small world.
Something that remains important to note. While the TV news report did show the sparse size of this gathering, Sho Tay's newspaper offered no such images of the turnout. Meaning that just perhaps even he now recognizes that this attempt at building a race-based consensus for McMansion development was not successful.
Meaning that, despite the unfortunate assumptions of some, McMansions do not have as much support in Arcadia as first thought. No matter what portion of the community you are talking with.