Dear City Council members--
On July 18, you will cast your votes regarding the approval of the above referenced project, plus the wider web of apartments in general.
As we all know, you will be hearing a lot of noise from a protest group. Some of you have said you must vote for what the majority of citizens want, using the protest group as the "authoritative source" of the majority.
I would like to point out that there are 37,000 voters in Rowlett. Some 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 are not the majority or a mandate from the people. When you get a count of about 18,000 opinions, then call it the majority, or a mandate.
Since that's not going to happen, you could use a random sampling. However, the art of random sampling is the selection of the "random." It has to be representative of the community. You don't have that, either. You only have a select group of protesters, all favoring a particular finding. Where are the seniors? Where are the workforce families? Where are the people of conscience, and care? Are they in your protest group? Under no circumstances do you even have a valid random sampling. If you think you do, you are only demonstrating that you have no statistical analytical skills. In the world of real estate underwriting, that is a fatal flaw that leads to disastrous results. Anyone that has taken college "sticks" would know that.
It's the stupid season. Everybody is running for office. The City of Rowlett could spend many years recovering from this one.