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HUGE PROTEST !

                DALLAS CITY HALL

                    APRIL 15

                    NOON

Please attend if you can.

° SPEAKERS
    AN EIGHT YEAR OLD LATINO GIRL HAS ASK TO SPEAK

    You may remember Cecilia, speaking about loosing her family's        
    home to big developers on WHEN McMANSIONS ATTACK DALLAS
    ( EVERY MONDAY at 10 P.M.  Comcast cable 15B and 75 Digital )

    We have received much terrific feedback about her segment.
    
    Speaking in both ENGLISH and SPANISH, this young lady
    apparently touched the hearts of many people.

    What a kid !  Her SINGLE WORKING MOM can be proud of her !

° BILINGUAL

° MANY PROTESTERS WITH PROTEST SIGNS

° PRESS KITS

                TELL EVERYONE !

THE MORE KIDS WITH THEIR FAMILIES, THE BETTER

BECAUSE WE ARE PRIMARILY A FAMILY PARK
AND WE NEED TO GET THAT MESSAGE OUT.

WHAT ARE WE PROTESTING ?
Here's some informational links that will tell the story... so far.

c-noah.blogspot.com

A new BLOG from Concerned Neighbors of Ash Creek Homes.
Discussion about the social injustice
being perpetrated upon Ash Creek Mobile HOME Park
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When McMansions Attack Dallas
— for schedule of time and channels —
http://www.dctvdallas.org/channelsprogramming/programschedules/index.html

A DALLAS MOBILE HOME PARK BECOMES THE FOCUS OF CONTROVERSY
concerning an ATTEMPTED END-RUN AROUND EMINENT DOMAIN and ZONING status.

EVERY  MONDAY  10 P.M.

COMCAST CHANNELS
15B  and  75 Digital

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BOARD OF SCROOGES
No better holiday fun than evicting the poor from their hovels
BY JIM SCHUTZE
http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/2005-12-22/news/schutze.html

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La Estrella
Friday, Feb. 24, 2006
CUESTIONAN DESALOJO
( THEY QUESTION EVACUATION )
by Jay Torres

For FREE online translation of this story, go to:

babelfish.altavista.com

Copy and Paste the below URL
into "Translate Webpage."

www.dfw.com/mld/laestrella/news/local/13920474.htm

Select translate from Spanish to English.
Magic.

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GREAT TELEVISION, EVERY MONDAY AT 10 P.M.
Comcast cable channels 15B and 75 Digital

WHEN MCMANSIONS ATTACK DALLAS

A DALLAS MOBILE HOME PARK BECOMES
THE FOCUS OF CONTROVERSY
concerning an ATTEMPTED END-RUN AROUND
EMINENT DOMAIN and ZONING status.

When McMansions Attack Dallas, is a continuing series

EVERY MONDAY at 10 P.M.

Comcast cable channels
15B / 75 DIGITAL

DCTV Program Schedules
http://www.dctvdallas.org/channelsprogramming/programschedules/index.html

DALLAS OBSERVER LETTERS
Pain in the Ash
http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/2006-01-05/news/letters.html

DALLAS OBSERVER LETTERS
Zing
http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/mostrecent/letters.html

DALLAS OBSERVER LETTERS
Trailer-Park Blues
http://www.dallasobserver.com/Issues/2005-12-29/news/letters.html

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
December 20, 2005
Will they be driven away?
by Allen Houston
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saveashcreekhomes@gmail.com
(214) 320-0969

"McMansion" is a pejorative term for...
http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/McMansion

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CODE COMPLAINT REVIEW
AshCreek Mobile Home Park – Jan 2002 thru July 2005
A TRUTHFUL accounting at the 154 listings from City records

The 154 code related entries (used as evidence in the application from Ms. Wolfe and 13 Neighborhood Groups) were from records of the Dallas Customer Service Request System.   All 154 entries were counted as "code complaints" or violations against the MHPark.

Over 40% of these listings (66 or more of 154) are not code violations of any form
This unfair, dishonest and over exaggerated information related to Code Violation Claims was used in a legal filing against the Mobile Home Park to the Dallas Board of Adjustments in August 2005.  The over exaggerated claims swayed leaders of the community to sign on to the petition against the Mobile Home Park – it is doubtful that Ms. Wolfe or any of the groups who signed the petition took time to see that:
(1) All 154 calls to City Services were not Code Violations at all
(2) All "real" code violations were dealt with and "closed" in a timely manner
(3) Almost all "real" code violations were very minor in nature!
(3) Of the 88 "real" code complaints left over –
71  – are from 2002/03 – see below - all cases closed
17  - are from 2004/05  - see below - all cases closed  

So here is the TRUTH about the 154 CODE Complaints in Ms. Wolfe's Application:

Duplications and city service requests (should not be part of negative code evidence)
24 -  Duplicated listings, some marked as "duplicates", others same date/same request
15 - Requests for City Services – not "code complaints or violations"
    5-20-02 – Request to City, Low hanging limbs obstructing alley
    7/29/02 -  Oil/Chemical Spill "oil gathering upstream near St. Francis", Trailer Park not faulted
    5-21-03 – Plumbing report "no violation found…vacant lot….city property"
    2003     -   (2) requests for garbage roll carts
    6/7/04   -  Manager reported outsiders dumping in MHPark BulkTrashArea
    6/12/04 -  Manager again reports outsiders using Bulk Trash Area
    8/24/04 – (2 calls) from Manager about trash not being picked up by city
    6/7/04 – Manager reported city trash truck snapped elec. line
    8/24/04 – Resident requested replacement of street lighting
    2005     - (4) requests for estimates to pay for extra bulk trash pick-up
  3 – Requests to Animal Control to pick up a dead animal at front of MHPark, 2002 & 2004
  1 -  Request to Animal Control to bring animal trap to trap "strays" in park
  6 -  Request to Animal Control to pickup trapped (confined) stray animals (incl possum)
17 -  Requests to Animal Control to catch stray animals, wild dog packs (not Park animals)
66 – TOTAL listings that ARE NOT CODE VIOLATIONS

Remaining MINOR Code Issues (calls) within City records:
  2 – Plumbing Issues (2002 only, no other Plumbing issues in the 154 City code calls
  1 -  Illegal Dumping (2003 only)
  1 – Oversized vehicle (2003 only)
  5 – Bulk Trash violations (putting trash out too early)
11 – High Weeds (2002-03 only) Notices posted to individual homes
18 – Illegal outside storage (all in 2003 posted in a 2 day period to individual homes)
25 – Litter (all in 2003 posted in a 2 day period to individual homes)
  5 -  Junk Motor Vehicles (all posted on one single day in 2003)
  8 – Litter (all posted in a 1 day period in 2004, posted to individual homes)
  2 – Prohibited roosters
  1 -  Case reported to Animal Control of too many cats at 1 residence
  7 -  Reports to Animal Control about resident pets being loose
  2 – Other misc. Animal related violations
 88  Total minor Code complaint issues (not 154 as alleged in application against MHPark)

ÿ71  – Code Complaints are from 2002/03 – all cases closed
ÿ17  - Code Complaints are from 2004/05  - all cases closed      

Does anyone care that the Code information as provided to the Board of Adjustments by Ms. Wolfe and the other 13 Neighborhood groups was presented dishonestly and distorted?  Do all the signers of the Application against the MHPark realize they were given exaggerated and skewed information to base their decision on in joining this application?

The Crime Complaints filed also are suspect and will be reviewed for distortion and exaggeration of facts as well.
                                                    
Prepared by Marty Ray, January 10, 2006
Review of these findings welcomed!