Monday, October 05, 2009

Mormons Rule?

So they want to build a temple. This will be a temple in my neighborhood that a VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE will actually be allowed to enter. It will hinder the view and tranquility of my neighborhood and increase light pollution every single night. Don't get me started on the increased traffic the two-lane road will suffer under and the arguments supporting this temple are futile.

My property value will not triple; I'll gladly sell to someone interested should that actually occur. The lights from the ballpark and water slides do not hinder my view of the mountains nor the sky as they are in the opposite direction and AWAY from the mountains of Thunderbird Park. The water slide was re-built (as in, already existed) and beautified when remodeled - and EVERYONE is entitled to come and go as they please during business hours. The same cannot be said for the temple. Lastly, why build something where the majority of the neighborhood doesn't want you there?

"The church wants to be a good neighbor, if there are concessions that need to be made they are willing to look into it, " said representative of the church Paul Gilbert.

...Yea, I'll be over for decaf coffee and cookies! A good neighbor would take space in a commercial area where they would be more welcomed. Let's see if the size decreases or the spire goes without a light...I can't imagine what concessions would TRULY be considered.

There is a fight brewing but according to most articles I've read, City Councilwoman Thelda Williams, who is the mediator between the church and the neighborhood, has gone on record,

"The option can't be, we just can't have it, period."

Everyone knows the mormon money shadows the land and wins their battles...let's look back to Prop 8 from almost a year ago. So, although I'm not opposed to stopping this temple from being built, I'm not sure I will invest much energy in doing so as it doesn't look like that's an "option." Just don't placate me that you're considering concessions - that's lying and we deserve more respect from "good neighbors" than that.


Anonymous said...

actually, there are more than 20,000 people who will attend it as their main temple.

Malifacent said...

Anonymous, what point are you trying to make? That's one of the issues - an increase in traffic due to this facility that is being placed poorly; thanks for making our argument.