Monday, July 31, 2006

We Have a Plan!

At their meeting today, Monday the 31st of July, the Planning and Zoning Commission gave formal approval to LINC neighborhood Plan No. 7. This neighborhood plan is the first to get final approval and covers the Freetown neighborhood. Had this plan been in place several months ago, it would have been much more difficult for Capstone to get approval for their development. Of course, given the highly dubious relationship these developers have 'cultivated' (i.e. bought) from City Council members, it is quite likely that they still would have ignored the wishes of Freetown residents.

Although there is a sense in which the approval of the neighborhood plan is shutting the gate after the horse has bolted, it does provide the area with a defense mechanism against future speculative traversties. Recent 'antics' at neighborhood meetings by Fredrick and Broussard and their lackeys suggest that these bloated real estate types still have designs to further ruin Freetown to enrich themselves further. Now though the standards they will have to meet (and consequently the bribes that will have to be paid) are going to be much steeper. Better yet, this plan approval is not something that the City-Parish Councilors can overturn. So, residents have another tool with which they can defend themselves from their councilmen. This is good news.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you really believe that voting in the LINC #7 plan , will stop someone from developing land the way they see fit! And, your comments suggest that the LINC "group" will be able make it more expensive for developers to develop property. Please, LINC is a plan for a neighborhood, nothing else. The coterie can suggest how they want their neighborhood developed, and in the case of Freetown, if they were to come up with the money to buy the property Capstone is buying , then they could have bought it also. But, in the real world... THERE IS NO MONEY to build the kind of things in the LINC # 7 Plan! And if there is NO MONEY, when a landowner wants to sell his property and LINC has NO MONEY of their own to buy this property. Then, the seller is going to be allowed to sell his property to a developer, period! If LINC doesn't like it , Tough! LINC is a "paper tiger" with no authority. Only the ability to cause a nuisance. Which socialist in our government came up with a plan to allow your "neighbors" to have ANY control over how you dispose of your property. As if some of these "neighbors" are somehow qualified to make such recommendations. Unbelievable, wake up Lafayette. There is a LINC plan for every neighborhood in the City limits. You might be next!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Professor Zero said...

Hey Save Freetown, this anonymous looks like a troll to me. I would suggest you disable anonymous commentators, although, I guess, it depends what you want this comments section to be.

If it is for communication within the neighborhood, I would recommend getting trolls out, they're just distracting.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Professor zero, I guess if anyone follows your links to find out what you use for your reference , i.e. CIA watch, Halliburton watch, Al-Jazera news agency, then it would not be surprising to see the comments you have placed here regarding anonymous. By all means lets suprress a different point of view, and only foster those that are supporting whatever we espouse.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Professor Zero said...

No, Anonymous, I'm talking about tone and ad hominem attacks, and asking Save Freetown a question about what the scope of their project is for this

Yes, I link to all sorts of things from my website. Even Aljazeera, although I really dislike them.

You, on the other hand, hide behind anonymity. Asking people to stand behind what they say, rather than just bluster, is not the same as suppressing their point of view.

If only anonymous comments were disabled, you could still speak, but you would have to have some kind of identity.

If comment moderation were enabled, and it were decided, for instance, that only Lafayette people could speak, that would cut me out, since I only exist in cyberspace.

It's not a question about free speech, just a question about rules of order, dawlin'!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh Professor! Thanks for the class lesson, let me ask you "anonymity" of which you accuse me, and you are right for now, later, we will see. However, "anonymity" , I can't seem to find WHO you are anywhere on your site. So the anonymity you accuse me of and I don't deny, you hide behind also. How hypocritical.

8:26 PM  

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