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Starting a post with a gratuitous insult is rarely a good debate tactic.  

 

I've already said more than once that I was NOT commenting on Heights proper, because I did not participate in that process; instead, I was discussing other districts where I do have personal knowledge of the hows and whys of their creation.

 

If I choose not to respond to a future post of yours, please don't take that as agreement.  More likely, it will be a desire to not engage with someone apparently unwilling to acknowledge any viewpoint other than their own.

 

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I was not insulting you - I clearly stated that maybe you do not recall the process that was used to create the Heights districts, many people have short memories...if you did not, I was telling you how it was done, if you did and you still thought it was fair, then you were being dishonest...which is not an insult -  its an observation. 

 

There are lots of people who are willfully ignorant on this subject, and it has a direct effect on those who do care, on both sides of the argument.  I can't imagine the pro-historic crowd is proud of how low they had to stoop to win....victory at all cost is no victory at all.

 

 

The two districts that I have personal knowledge about did have well over 50% participation (actually, 67% was the minimum threshold), so, majority rules and all that.

 

You said you had personal knowledge of two districts that had well over 50% -  You did not state which, so I was forced to reply with the districts to which this thread is devoted...you know the HEIGHTS...Last I checked you were reading & responding to a thread about historic districts found entirely housed inside of Houston Neighborhoods --  The Heights forum -- forgive me for assuming you were talking about the HEIGHTS.  The Heights only has 3 districts in it, and 2 were part of the most fraudulent formation ever.

 

If I choose not to respond to a future post of yours, please don't take that as agreement.  More likely, it will be a desire to not engage with someone apparently unwilling to acknowledge any viewpoint other than their own.

I do acknowledge others viewpoints regularly - I was basing my comments off of your comments above on the assumption you were talking about the Heights.  I have no knowledge of the areas which did not effect me - so I can't offer any insight at all into how they were formed.

 

In my opinion, the Heights districts were formed in such a manner that it amounted to outright fraud -  They should be dismantled and put to a true vote - Yes or No - where not voting means nothing.  If the pro-historic people can gather 67% of the votes of all home owners, including people with more than one property then they win, and there is not much to argue about...but it needs to be legit - 67% of all homes, not including city property, not just 67% of returned ballots.

 

I am very reasonable - I just want it to be legit.

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