What Happened To The Basics?
Now It?s the Trinity, String Bridges, and a Vagrant City.
When I watched the news cast of the Mayor meeting with
the vagrants that were herded into the politically correct meeting January 29th
to get their take on the issue of my tax dollars going into their new facility.
I became quite perturbed.
It seems the vagrant population's opinion is more
important than the low-income working class taxpayers who
live and work near the proposed Harry Hines location.
It?s no secret that downtown businesses and property owners have long been
looking for a way to remove the homeless from their
"neighborhood". In order for the downtown
revitalization to continue, and for the city to increase the tax base downtown
the homeless/vagrants must be relocated. It?s a
festering problem that should have been addressed years ago.
Unfortunately, the City hasn?t had the
fortitude to do so.
Ft. Worth has managed to pass and enforce
the necessary laws to keep vagrants out of their downtown, but Dallas
It?s a bit surprising that our politically savvy mayor
forgot to include true input from any NW Dallas area neighborhood
representatives. On the other hand, if the Harry
Hines location is chosen the percentage of active voters in the area won?t cost
her enough votes in the next election to cause Mayor Miller to pause and
consider area residents' concerns. She
will by far and away gain more votes and political contributions for reelection
from downtown businesses and developers by pushing for the Harry Hines location.
shuttle service is a ridiculous appeasement to the non-voting vagrants and
liberal thinkers of Dallas. Once the homeless
population is removed from downtown, they will not be
allowed to return. Ms Finkelman
is a veteran of Dallas politics, and it shows in this tax-wasting lie to the
homeless/vagrants. If in fact such a service is
to become the norm what reason would there be to remove the homeless/vagrants
I want the vagrants out of downtown as well, but NOT on the
backs of hard-working, NW Dallas
non-voters, and the taxpayers of the entire city.
||Who will pay for the upkeep of the
facility, and its employees?
||Who will pay for the electricity,
water, gas, and food?
When word spreads that Dallas, TX has a wonderful facility that will give you a
place to sleep, take a shower, a hot meal and "job
training", Dallas will
become the vagrant capital of the Southwest like San
Francisco is to the West Coast. Then we?ll need a larger facility to
accommodate the growing vagrant population. Perhaps,
we?ll come to our senses and say enough is enough.
My suggestion is to stop the problem before it starts.
Another concern we should consider is the fact that the
NW division is one of the highest crime divisions in the highest crime city
per capita in the nation. Let me
repeat that, one of the highest crime divisions
in the highest crime city per capita in the nation.
The influx of 1,000 plus vagrants into NW Dallas will
only make for an explosive combination.
How many more patrol officers is the Mayor willing to pay for to keep up
with the increased crime that will arrive with the homeless/vagrants?
Let me correct that, how many more patrol officers
will the taxpayers of Dallas have to pay for to keep up with the
increased crime that will arrive along with the opening of the facility?
'Think ahead kids, think ahead' that's what my
great dad always told us growing up.
What the Mayor and council are proposing is a wonderful retreat and spa for
street people. It's quite unfortunate that they won't spend the same
money for tax-paying citizens living in NW Dallas.
I'm sending the city a check for thousands of
dollars for my property taxes, and for what? It's
sure not the 'basics' that I was promised.