An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
So, Joy Ford does not want to sell her property to Lionstone Group from Houston. Maybe they haven’t offered enough money for it!
Seems to me that the new development around her property by Lionstone has increased the value of her property well beyond $900,000.
Maybe all the fuss to condemn the property has also helped increase the property value? Seems to me she knows just exactly what she is doing.
It all boils down to supply and demand. She has the property and both Lionstone and Metro want it. Maybe Lionstone needs to up the price to $2 million to $3 million or even more (money does talk and she just might sell). That would be the American way!
I find it extremely difficult to understand why some folks just don’t get it! Miss Joy has stated that she does NOT want to sell her property to ANYONE, for ANY price. This is hers, it belongs to her. If she wants to keep it, that is up to her! Lionstone has stated they do not need the property in order to develop the property they have already.
Stating that the company should up their price to seduce her into selling is the “American way”? No Mr Earls. The American way is to back up the property owner! Prevent such actions. If Joy had wanted to sell her property, do you really believe she’d be fighting so hard to keep it from the hands of the city and developers?
Instead of writing letters to the editor, basically endorsing the abuse of eminent domain, you should be writing letters in outrage over such abuse of power.