Thursday, July 09, 2009

I couldn't have said it better myself

Letter to the Editor Sun Herald, July 9, 2009

We survived Katrina. Will we survive MDOT?

A proposed alternate route to Miss. 15 now being considered by MDOT will plow through existing homes.

What is wrong with this picture? How can MDOT even consider destroying people’s homes? The devastation that this Coast suffered almost four years ago destroyed so many homes and businesses. If you are blessed to have a home left, why on earth would our own state want to destroy it? I cannot believe that this is even a consideration. How heartless.

There are other routes that this road could go. How much will financial and political clout factor into the final decision? Will MDOT even hear the voices of the hard-working people just trying to keep ahead?

We are not notified of the meetings; we have to learn after the fact.

Orange Grove community was annexed into the city of Gulfport by some judge in Jackson. The residents of this community had no say.

Now the state wants to destroy families and their homes. Some of these families built here because they lost everything to Katrina, now their own state wants to destroy them again.


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