|Re: Castle Hills Residents Dispute Colonization of Hebron...|
Poster: PKelly Posted: 2012/3/13 8:20:17
While I’m opposed to the rezoning, I think your observation regarding this appearing to be a trend during election time is interesting. I have not validated the assertion, but if true, I applaud LISD for this. Rezoning is typically brutal for all involved. To open these types of hornet’s nests during election cycles adds some amount of credibility to the suggestion.
I am, as are the neighbors I’ve spoken to, confident there is not a grand conspiracy behind this rezoning. Mr. Ellington and the board are trying to do what they think is best for the district. We are simply suggesting this is a case for a scalpel, not a chainsaw.
I think, as Steve points out, two of the candidates are from Meridian, not CH. Meridian was also just routed to TCHS to (I *think* - but am not sure - they had the option of open enrollment and no longer have that option). I estimate, including kids, probably 7-10 Meridian residents spoke about staying in Hebron during public comments during the March meeting.
Regarding the CH candidates, I know Sheffield was at the LISD meeting in March - but I'm sure as a hopeful candidate she would have been there regardless. I have not seen either CH candidate at any of the internal meetings regarding rezoning nor have I seen them active in any of the discussion threads.
I’ll admit from the outside the aesthetics could appear as if these candidates are hoping to ride some sort of CH unity wave to victory, but in my opinion this is not the case. No one seems to be exploiting this politically – at least at this time. I just did a quick scan of Trisha Sheffield’s website (http://sheffieldforlisd.com), but I could not find any mention of rezoning. I’m sure June Ehinger has a site somewhere, but after a quick Google search, I could not find anything but a few articles on her filing. I did not see any mention of this topic in any of those stories.