[Typed notes from conversation with Howard Okon on councilwoman] Page: 1 of 4
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We're going to go after making our organization stronger. We're
going to keep that up, and we're going after what we feel are the
problems in the neightborhood -- the crime, the parking, with acual
solutions to the parking. We are going to have to go to the meetings
to get the writing of the SUPs.
Any other business goes into business, they know exactly what
they're dealing with. It's black and white. With an SUP, I need to
know what noise is.l need to know what traffic is. I can solve those
problems, but noise from what? When they talka bout traffic, I can't
decide which direction the traffic goes after it leaves my bar. Those
are city streets, not private drives. Public streets are for public
people to use.
This whole thing was a smokescreen. The parking was a smokescreen
and their plan does not solve anything related to parking.
Ratjher than join their organization, we want to dismantle them. We
have the people with ius, and eventually the people will win out.
We are looking into it. What we're really looking into it is the
conflict of interest, and getting clarification about the way they did
Maybe she wants the clubs out of there. How can they sit there and
have her as a voting member.
I think that's a consideration. I don't know what the rules are for
that, if it's been passed now and whether the new council will just
have the option of voting on the wording.
The way I look at it is, in the last 4 years that Lori's been in office,
she didn't do anything for or against me. I put calls in and she didn't
return them. I'm not important enough of an issue for her to mess
with me before. I didn't need her before and I don't need her now.
She wont' be my council person, so I don't have to deal with Lori.And
even if she were, she didn't do anything for me before.
I have hard feelings with that, I can tell you that. I feel like they
owe us an apology and until they come to us, since they didn't find
out from us what our side of the story was, I have no faith in their
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[Typed notes from conversation with Howard Okon on councilwoman], text, November 13, 1991; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc916186/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.