The last briefing item on today's city council agenda is described innocuously as "rezoning of the Trinity River." My understanding is that this is, in fact, the first step in a plan to completely remove zoning questions along the Trinity River from the typical zoning process, at least as far as city staff is concerned. The intent appears to be a kind of parallel process just for owners of land affected by the Trinity River Project.
That could be legitimate. Maybe it's a way to hold a bunch of cards in one hand so they won't get lost. But it could also be a good way for somebody to deal off the bottom of the deck. You worry when somebody asks permission to go out in the hall to shuffle the deck.
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Don't expect the city council to break a sweat finding out which this is -- a fair deal or a card trick. As you know, they don't have to play with their own chips. What, them worry? --Jim Schutze