When I was first made aware of the FEMA trailer issue in Cordova I thought, “Surely there is more to this story. It can’t be that the leadership of Cordova is failing to meet the immediate needs of the citizens.”
After going to the city council meeting I now know it’s worse than I had feared. I have checked around to see if there will be a special meeting called to address the issue. I am beginning to think the Mayor and City Council not only care nothing for amending the ordinance that is currently preventing FEMA trailers from being used by city residents but also don’t want to offer the people of Cordova real alternatives.
After the meeting a city official told me that there is a home builder who would be able to build 3 Bedroom homes at around $65,000 each IF the city could convince 15 families to build with this particular contractor. He said it was on the agenda for the meeting and presented it to me as a viable option to the FEMA trailers. I fail to see, however, why the residents can’t stay in a FEMA trailer until the 15 families come on board and secure financing. That, to me, seems like a time consuming process that would necessitate the use of FEMA trailers.
I honestly feel that there is more to this story than we currently know going on behind the scenes with the Mayor and city leaders.
I must ask: Why are the Mayor and City Council so adamantly refusing to budge even one inch on the trailer ordinance? Why do they so vociferously defend an ordinance that is currently hurting residents of Cordova? Why are they so dismissive of the demands of the people who put them in office? If the people aren’t being represented then who is pulling the strings of the city leadership?
Inquiring minds want to know…