Somehow I got copied on a bunch of emails that flew back and forth from some Robson Ranch folks. I didn’t ask to be copied and I wasn’t happy about it because there were some nasty comments exchanged that highlighted the worst side of humanity. My daily exposure to the worst side of humanity is way above the ESL (Effect Screening Level) so I don’t need any extra dosage. But, mixed in amongst the nasty was one gem of an email that made all the nasty worth reading.
I have no idea who made this comment because emails were forwarded around without the email headers, but I admire this person’s ability to cut through all the baloney.
I saw the mayor giving Robson advice in the midst of the public meeting on circumventing the rules and our councilman more worried about why the oil companies didn’t get in on all sessions than anything to do with the people. At the time my comment was “Best government big money can buy” Not any public official paid the slightest attention to citizens over noise, pollution or safety.
Re Robson. I think they should have told that bozo “Here is the law either figure out what business you are in or leave.” I knew it would come out in Robson’s favor though because the city’s vested interest is to collect taxes on these houses while providing no service and collect taxes on wells too.
I saw the same thing and wondered if anyone else noticed.
- The mayor actually gave legal advice to Robson. Wow! Actually, it wasn’t legal advice. It was more like figuring out where the loophole exists.
- Councilman Watts went on and on about being fair to industry and allowing them to weigh in on the ordinances that will govern them. (A petroleum engineer with no financial interest would make a great addition to the drilling ordinance committee but under no circumstances should industry have any vote on the ordinances.)
- The city is shooting itself in the foot because the property values WILL drop when there are gas wells 250′ from people’s doors. Then how will those property taxes work out for you?
Elected leaders in Denton should check out the voting results in other areas of the county.