A PERSONAL RANT
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.