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October 25, 2014

Judge tosses final count in housing lawsuit

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  • Jarvo posted at 7:00 pm on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 412

    The Mayor and council better give the police chief his requested funding for more police officers.
    If you think the seaweed effects revenue, get ready a storm is coming.Hurricane Crime.!!!!!!!

     
  • gecroix posted at 4:33 pm on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    "...their only thought is hated for those who are a little different (economically) then themselves."
    That's an astonishing statement.
    Care to back it up, or just let it ride as personal opinion hyperbole?

    You know, it IS possible to not like what people do, or how they act, or the advantage they take of others, without 'hate'.
    Do you 'hate' me for disagreeing with you?

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 3:32 pm on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1681

    Speaking only for myself, my "only thought is hat(r)ed for those who are a little different (criminally)" from myself.

    I have no sympathy for poor -- or rich -- criminals. None.

     
  • drumb47 posted at 2:15 pm on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    drumb47 Posts: 266

    Sad, many posting here could care less about the reality of living in a restricted environment as you described, their only thought is hated for those who are a little different (economically) then themselves.

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:07 pm on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    Hurry up and BUILD!!!

    Maybe I'll get lucky and the transplants next door will move 'back home' where someone else can continue to support their desire to be supported....

     
  • confusedemmy posted at 8:32 am on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 251

    Standards are in the contracts.

    Enforcement is the issue.

     
  • El Tejano posted at 6:14 am on Fri, Aug 8, 2014.

    El Tejano Posts: 11

    I'm not sure how many of the bloggers actually lived in one of "the Projects", but I did. It wasn't perfect but it was better than what they became. MANY young men & women have moved on to better lives in their communities.
    What I remember back then, was that the tenants were held to a higher standard of responsibility. We cut on own yards, were expected to keep our apt clean & maintain the peace. It was not uncommon to have the project manager show up, late at night, should the police had to respond to any violation of law, including fights, drinking, etc.
    If she showed up, you can be sure, it was long before the tenants were out. Also, the apts. were a stepping stone to self independence, not a home for life.
    I fault past GHA, for as they became full of bureaucracy, they allowed the projects to be the failure that they were.
    Only good management will result in good neighborhood projects.
    Also, why has no mention been made as to the Oleander Homes site & what plans are in store for that area.

     
  • Jake Buckner posted at 4:43 pm on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 1681

    TAMALA says: "Standards should be put into the contracts. Keep it clean, no drugs, no broken down cars past a certain time, no loitering, no loud music, no kids running around after a certain hour........ Whoever can't and won't follow the rules will and can be evicted."

    Exactly! If it were like this, I would have no objection to public housing on the Island. It would be better than much of what is already here.

     
  • TAMALA1023 posted at 1:36 pm on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    TAMALA1023 Posts: 44

    I understand that The Woodlands, River Oaks, Tiki Island, Jamaica Beach....... all have crime. This is why we have law enforcement. If you are so scared and can't stand to live in or around the upcoming, newly developed housing units then move elsewhere. This is your own personal issue regarding race, poor or middle class, gender.... Nobody forced you to move where you are and Cedar Terrace housing unit would still be there if it were not for mother nature. Everybody has a choice. One person or one group of people can't speak for all of the taxpayers. Just as some communities have standards for homeowners and the upkeep of their property (Homeowner's association), so should the government and managers who run the housing units. Standards should be put into the contracts. Keep it clean, no drugs, no broken down cars past a certain time, no loitering, no loud music, no kids running around after a certain hour........ Whoever can't and won't follow the rules will and can be evicted. Every human beings should be afforded fair, nice housing along with the basic human necessity to live. So, for those on your high horses, please ride off into the sunset and start your own community of people that you think is fit for you to live in and around. P.S. You never know when one those folks might have to come to your rescue![beam]

     
  • TrebleClef posted at 11:07 am on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    TrebleClef Posts: 312

    Those of us who don't want to live on the island with public housing residents have plenty time to move!

     
  • RooMom posted at 9:10 am on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    RooMom Posts: 6

    Can't wait to welcome the Villains at the Strand to the East End. Just what the neighborhood and tourism industry needs. [sad]

     
  • YeaRight posted at 8:36 am on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    YeaRight Posts: 11

    Its simple, the storm washed all the remaining ghettos onto the mainland and Galveston doesnt want them back. I dont blame them. Just look at Texas City, LaMarque, and Hitchock. Who wants to live around that by choice?

     
  • TrebleClef posted at 7:48 am on Thu, Aug 7, 2014.

    TrebleClef Posts: 312

    This pointless law suit was a bigger waste of tax payor dollars than any public housing on the island has ever been. GOGP, led by David Stanoski, led some knowing individuals (and their dollars) down a one way sewage drain.