One of our regular readers contacted us about the Ponderosa Trailer Park rezoning issue. Yes, the issue was resolved, quite favorably in our opinion, some weeks ago; however, it seems we failed to comment on one of the project's proponents, Mike House.
During the debate over rezoning, local businessman House was quoted in the TimesDaily:
Some residents, however, welcome the development. Mike House, a retail business owner, lives within eyesight of the trailer park.
"(The development) would be better than trailers; we got some cruddy people jumping over the fence from the park," House said. "We would have a higher echelon of people over here as long as it's not Section 8."
While we haven't met any of the park's residents personally, we feel sure there are at least some who would not fit in House's neat little cubbyholes. Certainly many mobile home developments are well-planned and attract a wide variety of residents. We're not aware of what local business Mike House owns, but if you're offended by his remarks, the simple solution is not to patronize his establishment. He might soon decide you're not so cruddy after all.
What's up with this: Florence attorney Janice Keeton has announced her candidacy for Lauderdale Circuit judge. Assuming appointed incumbent Gil Self plans to run, this could turn out to be one of the area's most interesting elections.