Ron; I was looking forward to reading your comments on this meeting. Obviously we are all entitled to our opinions and its your blog. As the Acting Chair of P&Z I do try to do my best for all the citizens of Rowlett and call them as I see them. I never have been a great public speaker but I do my best and may ramble a bit. You have stated the "fix was in" on this vote but I can assure you every member of our P&Z commission works hard and does their best on every issue. No fix was in, nobody had preconceived notions against working class apartments and you may not believe that. I am aware that P&Z recommended to council approval of a very similar project proposed for Rowlett Road only a month earlier that I did not see mentioned in your blog though I may have missed it. In our last meeting we recommended a change of zoning on Merritt Road that would also likely result in higher density living for a particular piece of property. As a fellow Vietnam Era vet I look forward to reading your blog, even if I don't agree with some of your positions taken. In the words of Chief Dan George we on P&Z will "endeavor to persevere" for all the citizens of Rowlett as best we can.