Austin Will Just Be Concrete and More People

RECEIVED Tue., July 25, 2006

Dear Louis,
    I just finished the article about the "new" downtown project and was so sorry to see such an article [“My Migas, My City,” News, July 21]. Of course, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
    Just please, please people get it done right or Austin will be just like the sucky, uncool, soulless city of Houston. As it is, when I do head toward Austin, all I see from the east side of Elgin (Yes! Elgin) is concrete and more people.
    Unnerving and disturbing how we tear up this planet like we have all the rights in the world. My theory/opinion/saying: "Most of the problems on this planet are due to the stupidity of arrogance."
    Imagine how hot it will be with all of that concrete in a confined area – oh, and how about the demand that will be placed on city services (i.e., water, waste water ...) – oh, and how about the traffic when all of those who live downtown but do not work downtown leave for their jobs, in those vehicles, that will need their "own space.”
    Later dude ...
P.K. Landry
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