I am just stunned by the number of my neighbors that are unable to think for themselves and follow blindly the undocumented and misinformation of other self anointed "leaders." In their fight against the proposed 114 unit development at the site of the current mobile home park on Cheisa Road, it seems any exaggeration is fair.
Let's look at some examples:
Gerald Freeman and Jenni Vines Velazquez have both written that Chiesa Road has 10,000 cars a day traveling from Miller Road to Lakeshore Pkwy. Neither cite their source for that information. Folks, that's 7 cars a minute for 24 hours every day. I have lived on Chiesa Road for 42 years. Never, ever, has there been anything remotely resembling that amount of traffic in 42 years. At peak drive times, say 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, perhaps, but only lasting for about an hour each. The rest of the time, you can play stick ball in the street and be okay. The real traffic study will be available at the P&Z meeting. I think this is a good example of shooting off your mouth without thinking, or knowing that no one will check your numbers.
Jenni and Char Richardson proclaim that the Chiesa Road apartments are HUD projects and the evidence is that the tenants are being relocated under the jurisdiction of HUD. Neither is true. HUD does have relocation regulations for HUD funded projects, however this project is not HUD. It comes under the Uniform Relocation Act. The relocation consultant should appear at both the P&Z and the City Council meetings. See: http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title42/chapter61&edition=prelim
Gerald Freeman says the "(Amtex Rowlett Fund LP) is trying to get a vacant property, as well as nearby properties rezoned." There is only one 14 acre site, that is a mobile home park, in which rezoning is requested. Don't know anything about any additional properties. This would appear to be a lie.
Gerald Freeman, in a guilt by association effort, further states that Life Message is proposing building their new facility behind the First Christian Church at Miller and Chiesa. He made the very sinister comment, "All the planning was done behind closed doors." Just where in the hell did he expect them to plan it......in the middle of Main Street? Mr. Freeman suggests you hassle the minister of the First Christian Church by emailing her. So, now we are advised to not only storm city hall, but First Christian Church, as well. God is not going to be happy. Mr. Freeman probably has a week of acid indigestion in front of him.
It is unbelievable the crap that people believe without thinking. Remember the Pied Piper story from childhood? The children followed the Pied Piper right into the sea. Do you think there is a message there?
There is plenty of information in this blog site about the project. If you have any questions, write me. If I don't have the answers, I'll get them.