are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, May 25, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Crowing

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    a local town mayer where one of the tornadoes hit, is banning fema trailers being brought in to house the many families who have lost their homes.

    His reasoning? Trailers lower property value. Well won't a bunch of homeless people lower property values even more?

    So the town meeting of this nearby small city, has been explosive, people were shouting at the mayer, people were crying, and the mayer refuses to budge. He doesn't want trailers in his small city along with the stigma they bring.

    who cares about how something looks (as long as its safe) when it is helping people who have lost everything to a natural disaster?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Frankly, that really makes not a lick of sense. It's not like they're permanent housing. Would a tent city look better? Good grief, what an odd attitude.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    So, the mayor thinks empty lots with splintered wood and tossed sinks, toilets, appliances, furniture is better for property values than FEMA trailers for housing whilst folks get their lives and homes back together!?!?

  4. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    This is ridiculous. My guess is he'll change his mind once this makes bigger news. People will be appalled. Instead of his town "looking bad" HE will look bad. What a moron.
  5. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  6. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    Sometimes things don't make much sense, do they?

    Two years ago, I think it was, we bought some of the UNUSED
    FEMA trailers...they had never even been lived in. Brand new is the
    exact word.

    Price? $1500.00 each.

    Nice little trailers. Great project, just poorly executed.
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Quote:where would a guy look for something like that Spook? I have a spot way out back I'd love to dig into the hillside and drop one in for an out of the way hunting blind, escape from the children spot [​IMG]
  8. KristyHall

    KristyHall Crowing

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    Quote:wish i had known about that. a couple of years ago i was living in a used trailer that was full of black mold the roof leaked, the floor was caving in, and i had to use up some of my savings to get a better trailer to live in until i can get enough to build a house
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I doubt a small town mayor can trump the federal gov't. Probably just publicity seeking.

    Imp- perhaps all the homeless could move into his house.
  10. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Sorry for an off-topic joke on a serious thread, but Imp, your avatar is HILARIOUS. Where did you find that pic?? [​IMG]

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