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Old 04-03-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Here's the bottom line.....What we had was a developer from NC that was trying to build a low income cash cow off of our (Texas) tax dollars.....that $hit was not going to fly. Do you really think the developer gave a flying $hit about Low-income families needing a place to stay? or about the BS westou is running? I don't care how you want to spin it......it's not going to happen on our(Katy taxpayers) watch PERIOD!
It'll happen. Just wait a few months/years. A new proposal will come out. The Katy area is growing too fast for it not.

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That I think it was a lousy suggestion. You make it look like they just need to come in to be cheap labor.
That's what I thought you were trying to say. It's called "low-income" for a reason. Cafeteria workers at Katy ISD, clerks at Walmart, janitors at Katy Mills, etc. The people living here won't be lawyers.... And all of this is necessary for society.
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It really is sad. I live in Katy (probably closer to the proposed development than anyone in this thread, or the last one), and didn't oppose it. Low-income families need a place to stay, too, and all of the new stores opening up in Katy need employees. They aren't going to hire all teenagers. The people I know around here are more open and accepting to more diversity. Doesn't look like its the same way here on City-Data.
It's nice to know there are people living in that area who are willing to open up their community to people no matter what their religion, income level, or race. It's kind of sad to read some of the comments being made in here. A little too depressing for me to keep reading. I just hope that the attitudes of some of the posters in here change because it's 2010 and we all need to learn to live together.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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It's kind of sad to read some of the comments being made in here. A little too depressing for me to keep reading. I just hope that the attitudes of some of the posters in here change because it's 2010 and we all need to learn to live together.
Go cry to Quanell X with that BS! what part of my argument didn't you understand?

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It had nothing to do with race and everything to do with "Not on my tax dollars"
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Last I checked they still had vacancies at the Millstone Apartments
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Originally Posted by usc619 View Post
Here's the bottom line.....What we had was a developer from NC that was trying to build a low income cash cow off of our (Texas) tax dollars.....that $hit was not going to fly. Do you really think the developer gave a flying $hit about Low-income families needing a place to stay? or about the BS westou is running?
btw; you can still make that call for another one in your hood

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Robbye G. Meyer
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Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 475-2213 (V)
(512) 475-0764 (F)
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's nice to know there are people living in that area who are willing to open up their community to people no matter what their religion, income level, or race. It's kind of sad to read some of the comments being made in here. A little too depressing for me to keep reading. I just hope that the attitudes of some of the posters in here change because it's 2010 and we all need to learn to live together.

You're talking about me?
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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You're talking about me?
Yes, of course. Aren't all threads on C-D Houston all about you?
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Look at where the majority of crime occurs on the Houston Crime Map. Ta-Da....low income apartments.

Nobody is bashing ethnic people or hating the poor. It's the crime that's unwelcome.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Yes, of course. Aren't all threads on C-D Houston all about you?

You should change it to visitor2009 now. But why dont you just butt out when no one talks to you.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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. But why dont you just butt out when no one talks to you.
I'll follow your lead.
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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On HAIF someone argued that the state should not finance construction of new low income properties because there are already low income properties elsewhere in Houston.

In response, I said:

The point on the derelict properties vs. new developments could work if the derelict properties are in proximity to the proposed new developments.

In this case, I'm not sure how many derelict or severely under capacity properties were in proximity to the proposed low income site. If a low income individual wants to live near the intersection of I-10 and the Grand Parkway and work in area businesses, it would not make sense for him or her to move into Sunnyside, even if the property in Sunnyside was rehabbed.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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Why not pick a random zip code for Missouri City and do the same thing? How are you going to compare a city to one zip code in an unincorporated part of Harris County? And how will Katy turn into Alief from this low-income complex? There is too much "nice" in the area for that to happen.
All it takes is one complex and the floodgates open. Westfield used to be nice. Alief used to be nice. Now look at them.
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