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Petition to Louisiana Recovery Authority 2008

Petition to Louisiana Recovery Authority 2008

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We petition the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the St Bernard Parish Housing,Redevelopment and Quality of Life Commission to consider in these subdivisions firstoffering the LLT/LRA residential properties to adjoining residents or to neighborhood park uses . If not, they should designate "LRA" properties in these four street areas as permanent greenspace, conservation easements and not to transfer ownership nor makeavailable to the Murphy Refinery.-----Original Message-----From: sjrkneale@aol.comTo: hjluna@yahoo.com; districta@cox.net; ginart@cox.net; kwh3804@yahoo.com; pboudreaux5@yahoo.com; gcavignac@yahoo.com; fauderer@yahoo.com;fredeverhardt@yahoo.com; jpohlmann@sbso.orgCc: cptcounseling@aol.comSent: Sat, May 31, 2008 6:48 amSubject: LLT properties in neighborhoods around Murphy Refinery
Louisiana Land Trust, LLC Properties in St Bernard Parish
In keeping with the mission of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, we look for the StBernard Parish Redevelopment Commission and the LRA's support of "communityrecovery and resurgence, ensuring integrity and effectiveness, and planning for therecovery and rebuilding of Louisiana."The Louisiana Recovery Authority and/or the St Bernard Parish RedevelopmentCommission should designate certain LLT/LRA properties in St Bernard Parish as permanent greenspace, conservation easements and not transfer ownership nor makeavailable to the Murphy Oil Meraux Refinery. We have valid concerns that any transfersof these LLT/LRA properties in our neighborhoods around Murphy to the refinery wouldnot only constitute an unethical gift to the refinery but would also compromise theintegrity of our residential neighborhood, our equal opportunity for residentialredevelopment, the intent of the Citizen's Recovery Committee - St Bernard ParishPlanning Commission's proposed greenspace around the refinery, and the federal courtordered "intended" green zone buffer (from the crude oil spill class action law suit).Effecting our community's resurgence and not thwarting our renaissance, the governmentshould never push the homeowners towards the refinery expansion acquisitions andshould instead preserve the integrity of the existing residential zoning. The government'sactive participation in the refinery's expansion acquisitions not only is unethical butwould only permeate and pervade the decades long encroachment of this heavy industryinto the neighborhood. That action would literally move the refinery fenceline west ontothe next four streets of the subdivision leaving little or no true protective greenspace.

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