Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Is Bill White going for the Trifecta of Shame?

Most everyone has heard about Bill White's plan to kick the mentally retarded out of their homes. That news has a number of other non-profit charities scared. First back in 2000, the city renegotiated it's 99 year lease with The Lighthouse for the Blind, now they are going after The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation, but there is a fundamental difference, while the city cited the charter violation as a tactic to force the lease to be renegotiated, they ended up settling for the same $1 a year price for 30 years. But the net result is instead of having a 99 year lease, they essentially ended up with a 65 year one. Who knows what will happen in 2030? Now The Center for Hearing and Speech, next door to the other two facilities is also scared. They too have a 99 year lease signed in 1965, and they fear that they are next on the list.

Bill White! Have you no SHAME? Are you going for the Trifecta of Shame? Beating up on deaf, dumb, AND blind people? What's next? The battered women's center on Montrose? The Star of Hope? Goodwill? Houston Food Pantry? How many charities do you plan to raid?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill White is doing a good job in sealing his political future. IF the contract requires the lessee to provide a minimum of $34,00 a year in services for the $1.00 a year rent, then if they are now delivering close to $1,000,000 a year, then the city owes the the Deaf Organization some money!

If White's plight after "rich" land for his real estate buddies or is he just plain stupid?

April 18, 2007 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronald Reagan did the same thing when he was gov. of Calif.

April 18, 2007 11:02 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Can you prove that or even offer any kind of confirmation? Or is this merely another version of revisionist history?

April 18, 2007 2:20 PM  
Anonymous southerntragedy said...

I'm actually with SJL THIS time. Go figgur! /looking for flying pigs..

April 18, 2007 9:39 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

ST, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.... You think it might have something to do with all the cameras being focused on Mr. Bill that attracted her?

April 19, 2007 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So this is 2007 and it would cost the City's dumbfumbled and backasswards admin. something like 2-3 times the rent that they would be getting at market value to deliver 1/2 of what the two non-profits are doing and delivering.

Get a life BW.... and not in Texas as you don't represent me.....

April 19, 2007 9:29 AM  

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