Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram claims the pipeline will bring water to Dallas-Fort Worth, though the TRWD's own report on the IPL shows the water will be for Dallas. Is there a new report somewhere?
A civil engineer whose property is in the cross-hairs presented an alternate plan that would impact less citizens (Hey, all you Trinity River Vision eminent domain victims - is this sounding familiar yet?) but the water district says no. They say it will cost a million dollars more, though it sounds as if they have done no studies to determine that. A million dollars...seriously? In water board money, that's chump change. They spent $6 million on a lawsuit against Oklahoma. And TRV is, at last count, almost a billion.
Below is Mary Kelleher's entire statement to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. YOU should pay attention, because YOU could be next on their list.
"When I listened to the residents in Mansfield tell their stories it sounded incredibly similar to the stories I have heard from other people devastated by eminent domain. Their stories sounded just like any average citizen being impacted by government; a litany of phone tag, unreturned calls, and empty promises of hope. I don't believe for one second the TRWD's claim they have chosen the best route for the pipeline. It is my opinion that once TRWD decides to take a property there is no room for discussion. I asked my fellow board members at the board meeting today to please arrange for a meeting with the Mansfield neighborhood but was told it may not be possible due to possible litigation. I don't hold out much hope for their situation, but they are a strong, community with great faith in God. May 2015 will be here soon enough and if this board doesn't do the right thing I have no doubt the people will vote to put directors on the TRWD Board who will."
Posted by The Star-Telegraph at Thursday, November 20, 2014