If so, I'd like to hear more about it. I've heard from a few people that it was relatively mild and pretty constructive...
"...approx 20 individuals (HOA presidents, HOA representatives, a blogger who shows at most Richardson related meetings) ... came to learn the latest about LOTS.
There was discussion, all of it enlightening, including some back and forth about how best to make the LOTS discussion/negotiation with City Hall a "win-win" for City Hall and the citizens of Richardson.
There continues to be an avalanche of facts, opinions, and options on the LOTS topic. That's understandable because, hey, it's not a simple thing! Moving the transfer station east or north? Screening walls, odor containment, number of trucks that make sense?
Add in "volume" and the average citizen (and likely some on City Council) is close to information overload.
John, George and Maitri tried their best and did a good job bringing the group up to date and keeping the complicated issue discussion pretty well on track.
A mid-January meeting with City Hall (and the District?) is coming up. There might be other contacts with City Hall (letters, face to face discussion, etc.).
Many in Richardson see this as an issue for the neighborhoods that border the LOTS. Not so! It's an entire-City issue. Only one reason (out of many reasons):
If there is negative impact in that area because a poorly-thought-out Transfer Station is put in place, commercial development can take a hit. That can be significant because of the huge amount of to-be-developed land between Renner and The Bush.
Trash trucks make a left turn at Renner and Plano Roads all day long - and if their number increases, and commercial development is impacted, tax dollars "go south"."