When a city council scrutinizes an applicant over a zoning change for an assisted living home in a community which provides care to the elderly, yet swiftly votes in more gas well permits to big industry with NO questions asked, is it safe to assume that city is lost? In good faith this applicant complied with both City and State requirements. They did not, however, present the City with a bonus check which is probably where they went wrong. Here is the Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Arlington, TX public hearing for Special Use Permit SUP 12-7 for Tender Elderly Care:
Now scroll ahead approximately 36 minutes, fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for lift off on this scary ride:
- Truman Drill Site Gas well permit GW12-5 for Bobcat 2H well (Right in the heart of Arlington's Entertainment District.)
- Bruder Drill Site Gas well permits GW12-3 & GW12-4 for the Captain TRT2H and Planet TRT2H wells.
Which is a more desirable amenity for the community where you live?
- An assisted living home which cares for the needs of the elderly (who may have been long-term citizens of the community) and can no longer care for themselves yet prefer a home-like environment rather than living out their final years in an institution.
- More gas wells which present many imminent dangers to the community such as environmental pollution, health risks, gas leaks, pipeline explosions, truck traffic accidents, and decreased property values.
We are deeply saddened that our elected officials have lost their way.