Thursday, May 01, 2008

Houston, We have a (LSCS) Problem!

Lone Star College District has a small problem. They want to have a 420 million dollar bond package passed next week. A big chunk of that bond package is earmarked to pay for expansion and new construction at the North Harris College facility. The feds however have told the City of Houston that unless the city implements a land use ordinance restricting virtually all new construction within a buffer zone around the airports, they will lose federal funding. Since Mayor White has never met a revenue stream he didn't like and he just loves the idea of land use restrictions, he JUMPED at the chance to implement zoning when the Feds brought it up. The city is now actively writing just such a zoning ordinance, and the odds are, that since the Feds are pushing this, it will happen. The only questions now are, will the bond pass? If so, how will the college system spend the money since they will be unable to do any new construction under this ordinance?

4 Comments:

Blogger Marilynn said...

Someone needs to write a letter to the editor -- of the Chronicle and whatever the major paper is in Montgomery County.

Or maybe several someones need to write such a letter. I've sent one off to the Chron about the double bond election, but of course, this issue isn't included. Anyone up for this?

May 01, 2008 3:24 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Maybe a plane will fly up the collective arses at the LSCS board and they'll get a better picture of what a joke they come across as to the taxpayers.

May 01, 2008 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CY Fair bunch want to piss away $16 MILLION to buy the facility at W. Little York and US Hwy 290.

Where is the appraisal conducted by a properly certified commercial appraiser?

May 04, 2008 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5744737.html

The above story gives a clear picture....

May 04, 2008 10:15 PM  

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