FINALLY, SOMEONE ACTUALLY SAYS WHAT THEY FEEL!

NOW WHY CAN’T EVERYONE BE TRUTHFUL AND SAY THEY DON’T WANT POOR PEOPLE MOVING INTO THEIR AREA?

I was at city council on Tuesday when a long list of residents complained about an apartment development being built in their community. One after another, I heard the residents use their favorite excuse of traffic problems or school overcrowding. Finally, one man took to the podium and had the same standard lines you hear when middle class or rich people don’t want to take a chance on an apartment complex going into their community. Then a council member asked him for a few bullet points on the man’s concerns about the complex coming to his neighborhood. He actually said it. He opened his mouth and the words came out. It wasn’t traffic or congestion or flooding or schools. He said there weren’t enough police in their area to handle the problems they expect from these potential lower income residents. Can you believe it, he actually said it…Now why can’t everyone be truthful and say they don’t want poor people moving into their middle class neighborhoods. It would make for a great news report. Meanwhile, it caught me a bit off guard because even Mayor White later told a representative from the developer that he wanted to see written rules for tenants who violate the law or misbehave. I wonder if the Mayor asks for the same written rules at apartment complexes in River Oaks too!