As many of you already know, last night’s testimony went on so long that (with the exception of one brave, young mother) there was no time for public comment. Fortunately, it looks like testimony from all parties has been completed and the next hearing will be centered around public comment. What a great turn out from so many of you in attendance and anticipation of voicing your concerns for the record! You did a great job of sharing the information with others- thank you so much and please keep up the good work. You will have the opportunity to be heard; please mark your calendars for the next hearing date:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, 6PM
RUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester
I’d like to give special thanks to my better half, John Braxton, who has video-taped every single hearing.
Here is the link for those interested in viewing (I recommend numerous bags of popcorn and something stronger than soda):
Last night’s hearing didn’t end until after 10:30pm. If not for the poised presentation and fantastic speaking voice of Dr. Scanlon just after 10pm, I fear I may have woken up in the auditorium chair this morning. Representing the West Chester Area School District, Dr. Scanlon explained the negative fiscal impact this development would have on our schools. Which leads me to the most touching part of the entire evening for me.
A brave, young mother attended last night’s hearing with her two-year-old son. She wasn’t able to get a sitter and her husband wasn’t home from work yet. She brought her little boy in his batman jammies because it was that important to her to speak out against the proposed development and the negative impact it will have on her family. I commend both the Board of Supervisors and Toll Brothers for allowing her to share her heart-felt plea and raise some very good points. I, for one, was inspired by her courage and can only hope many more follow her lead on November 27th.
If not you, then who?