Friday, May 06, 2005

Belmont's Neighbors Organize to Delay Belmont's Property-Acquisition Plans

Despite the Metro Planning Commission's recent action to clear the way for Belmont University to acquire and to amass property in its neighborhood, Councilmember Ginger Hauser indefinitely tabled the vote on Belmont's request for easement.

Apparently, Belmont's unneighborly behavior angered many of its neighbors to the point that Ms. Hauser wants to study the matter more closely before bringing it back for a vote.

Belmont will treat local residents as neighbors only if the neighbors keep organizing and focusing their anger to generate constructive action. Neighbors should hold both Belmont and Metro public servants accountable for treating them equitably.

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