We petition the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the St Bernard Parish Housing, Redevelopment and Quality of Life Commission

to consider in these subdivisions first offering 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 make available to the Murphy Refinery.

-----Original Message----From: sjrkneale@aol.com To: 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.org Cc: cptcounseling@aol.com Sent: Sat, May 31, 2008 6:48 am Subject: 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 St Bernard Parish Redevelopment Commission and the LRA's support of "community recovery and resurgence, ensuring integrity and effectiveness, and planning for the recovery and rebuilding of Louisiana." The Louisiana Recovery Authority and/or the St Bernard Parish Redevelopment Commission should designate certain LLT/LRA properties in St Bernard Parish as permanent greenspace, conservation easements and not transfer ownership nor make available to the Murphy Oil Meraux Refinery. We have valid concerns that any transfers of these LLT/LRA properties in our neighborhoods around Murphy to the refinery would not only constitute an unethical gift to the refinery but would also compromise the integrity of our residential neighborhood, our equal opportunity for residential redevelopment, the intent of the Citizen's Recovery Committee - St Bernard Parish Planning Commission's proposed greenspace around the refinery, and the federal court ordered "intended" green zone buffer (from the crude oil spill class action law suit). Effecting our community's resurgence and not thwarting our renaissance, the government should never push the homeowners towards the refinery expansion acquisitions and should instead preserve the integrity of the existing residential zoning. The government's active participation in the refinery's expansion acquisitions not only is unethical but would only permeate and pervade the decades long encroachment of this heavy industry into the neighborhood. That action would literally move the refinery fenceline west onto the next four streets of the subdivision leaving little or no true protective greenspace.

We petition the Louisiana Recovery Authority and the St Bernard Parish Housing, Redevelopment and Quality of Life Commission to consider in these subdivisions first offering 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 make available to the Murphy Refinery.

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