Televised Arlington City council Citizen Participation is bbaaack!

UPDATE August 5 2015….Starting last night…(with our new mayor’s influence?)…finally the thoughts on Citizens minds & heart (and lungs) NOT worthy of being on the agenda DO get recorded…thank you!!!   Now to get Citizen Participation FIRST on the agenda like they do in Pantego so those don’t have to sit though a whole meeting.

I recorded this myself last night….at the time I didn’t know it was being recorded….

Here is the back ground as to why I am recording these….

Once I started speaking on every gas well drilling agenda item…which is alot cause we have about 60 padsites in Arlington gasland Texas, the speaking time was reduced from  3 minutes to 2 minutes.

Then they tweeked our ordinance so that future gas wells will be administratively approved so that no more agenda items will be available for public comment once a drilling zone has been established & once the first well is permitted.

So the only time you get to rant about the risk to health and property values of nearby drilling in your neighborhoods would be at the end of the City Council meetings called  “Citizen Participation”…..but now they don’t record and archive those anymore. SO here we go..citizen participation at work to record these for you.

In this video, the first speaker complained about the two minute limit and how council uses police/fire associations to help them get re-elected. Next I spoke on a few things that I will detail here because I ran out of memory….

1) How the proposed Eden Housing Development was approved when there are issues of an illegible letter regarding a pipeline and a nearby gaswell (700ft) that had an emission event four days before the first vote/approval.

2) How approving Chesapeake to buy and pipe in reclaimed water at $2.50 which is more economic than using their higher priced fresh water.. but that either way, fracking ith reclaimed or fresh water is single use water and we are in a drought. I also took issue with the temporary piping/hoses possibly just relenishing the frack ponds instead of preventing or doing away with frack ponds which may attrack West Nile virus. But my main message to them was that during the drilling stage that fresh water needs to be used to punch through the acquifer or they risk contaminaing our ground water.

3) How the budget was for the fourth year passed without allowing for the purchase of an infrared camera that can see invisible emissions coming off the padsites.

I’d say with confidence that those two speakers tonight had things that the rest of us need to hear…do you agree?

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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