I’m the first to admit that I don’t really follow politics, so when the recent eminent domain decision came down I didn’t pay attention to the possible ramifications. I should have. Here’s one situation that’s a direct result from that:
City wants school’s land to build turn lane
Spring Branch trustees oppose seizure, will attend council meeting
reported by the Houston Chronicle
School board trustees in Spring Branch say they’ve been given the brush-off by city of Houston officials intent on taking land from an elementary school to widen a busy street.
The trustees, who unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the city’s decision to add a right-turn lane from Westview Drive to Pech Road because of safety concerns at nearby Valley Oaks Elementary, plan to voice their feelings at today’s City Council meeting. Despite that school board vote, the city has moved to condemn the property through eminent domain and proceed with the project.
Wow, they sure took their time with that decision.
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