Sunday, February 20, 2005

"Gonzales needs to take a stand now."

Commissioners OK resolution opposing Trans Texas Corridor


The Gonzales Inquirer
Copyright 2006

Gonzales County Commissioners Court has adopted a resolution opposing the Trans Texas Corridor.

At the June 13 meeting, Commissioner Kevin LaFleur made the motion, saying Gonzales needed to take a stand now.

Commissioner Bud West agreed, saying he felt they were late in taking action and needed to move forward immediately, sharing their opposition as have other counties.

Dianne Raef, accompanied by several Gonzales County ranchers and land owners, thanked County Judge David Bird and the commissioners for the resolution.

After the meeting adjourned, further discussion concerning the TTC was held with Paul Frerich, director of transportation and development from the Yoakum district office of the Texas Department of Transportation.

"I don't see the need for this big corridor," a rancher said.

"What about the attorney general's ruling against TxDot and Cintra's current contract and lack of full disclosure?" another asked. "Why are ranchers near Sequin receiving 'eminent domain' notification if this Cintra contract is only for a planning phase?" Frerich discussed issues that he was informed of but finally said that he could not answer all of the questions and would have a TxDOT representative contact Raef.

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