[Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]
(Caption: A notice of public hearing sits among tall grass and weeds on a vacant lot at 1101 Hathaway Drive on Monday, Sep. 11, 2017 in Sycamore.)
Brantley took the mic back after the public comment to address several of the questions and concerns.
"I can promise you that all of your subdivisions had someone who was against them," he said. "I'm sure they had lots of good reasons for not wanting it. Now you live there, and it's part of your community."
One question took a few tries to get answered, but Cheryl Reyes broke through toward the end of the two-hour meeting.
"I still have the question of, what percentage of the units would be low-income?" she asked while standing in the crowd.
"We're talking about 85 percent," Brantley answered, drawing a chorus of groans.
That's when some of the 150 or so people in attendance started to leave, and the first of multiple times commission Chairman Bill Davey had to use his gavel to restore order.