Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This goes for the greed-driven developers, the whims of city "leaders" and "supervisors," the short-sightedness of state and local government, the decisions of HUD and Haley relative to the port expansion, the re-zoners and the deciders who want to make it impossible for the little person to have a home whether rental or MEMA . . . this goes especially for Waveland and Bay St. Louis city leaders:

It's been nearly 3 years and 4 months . . .

You want to be REAL leaders of the community??? You want to make a REAL difference?

If you want true positive effect, how about getting down to reality instead of pie-in-the-sky casinos and condos.
How about helping ALL people of the coastal neighborhoods by giving them fair and equitable zoning that allows them to rebuild their homes, rent a fair and equitable house or apartment, or allows them to own a MEMA cottage (which is NOT a TRAILER!!).
How about helping those who must rent have fair housing to rent!
How about requiring anyone who wants to build condos and casinos to include a certain percentage of rental property in their projects that will allow those of lesser means to have a home! (Remember those initial days of Haley's SMART CODE dreams??)
How about pitching a good ole southern hissy fit over the fact that people of lesser means than those owning a fancy town home built by some outsiders don't have a place to call home or are about to be forced to move their MEMA cottage to a "trailer" park because construction of their home and rebuilding has been stalled and stalled!
How about getting your greedy narrow-minded heads out of your collective selfish asses!

I think it's time that people stand up to the nuts in charge. I'm not a gun-loving person by any means, but I think if I were in a position where someone was about to MAKE me move my cottage because my house wasn't completed by some ridiculous dead line, it would be time for a fence and then a gun and I would dare you to step foot on my land! This isn't necessarily a literal interpretation of "standing up," I'm just trying to make a point.

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astute - being able to assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage : an astute businessman.

It appears that south Diamondhead, MS hasn't gone through enough trouble with the on-going devastating effects of Katrina.

The local community Kings of Zoning and Re-Zoning have made it plain that they care nothing for the local person who lost everything and is now having to deal with their neighborhood being made available to out-of-state casino/hotel/spa/la-dee-da developers! The City "Fathers" and the developers (of course) claim that casinos are just what the coast needs more of in order to supply "jobs" and of course more tax revenue. What about supplying some housing for those who STILL don't have a home???

The thing that stinks the most about the south Diamondhead issue is the attitude. The Colorado-based developer, Jacobs Entertainment Inc., has magically acquired a majority of the shares in property known as Harbor House and is now planning to make it into "single-owned town homes, not rentals." According to the Bay St. Louis newspaper, The Sea Coast Echo, "Jacobs officials said that Hurricane Katrina caused several changes to the area including blight, crime, and less residency." What an astute observation! I guess rezoning land to build casinos for tourists and condos for purchase should take care of that little matter! And this is supposed to be a "positive effect" on the community . . .

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