Headlines: The Drought from Space; Winter Blackout Warning

Photo of Texas City Dike by Joel Olives [license]

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  • 75% of owners signatures,seriously. With all the out-of-state owners and property blocs tied up with those supporting the management, is that number even physically possible to obtain?

  • Interesting but not really surprising story about the Montrose Management District to which those of us who are not really surprised can only say, altogether now, “Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for her.” We also didn’t vote for Ellen Cohen.

  • Joel: I know first hand how hard the “Stop the district” guys worked to gather the sigs.
    It wasn’t just a matter of mailing out a letter and asking it be signed / returned. Finding the owners was hard. But your right, it’s amazing they got almost 80% to agree to dissolve the district *and* sign. Of the 20% that didn’t sign, I’m told that only 1/2 of those actually supported the district (the others couldn’t be found).
    So it’s 80-90% that oppose.
    My own feelings about the district aside, It’s pretty amazing that it continues to function with such a large % of the effected owners against it (considering it was started on behalf of those very same owners via a very small group of people)

  • Hey, thanks for the happy headlines.
    Re: Drought, I still say Houston’ll become a desert like Turkey. Soon, a green shrub or a flowering hibiscus will be the ultimate status symbol. And a freakin lawn: completely decadent! Only the rich will have green. Er . . .
    Already Phoenix has an income/vegetation correlation. Money buys lower housing density, larger properties, set-backs and sidewalks (possibly HOA-enforced.)
    [this may not indicate a trend, or lead to a rule, but is an ‘interesting intersection,’ as the urban ecologist put it.]