There are some great concerns about the Buyout and the Rebuilding of Princeville. It has been nearly 2 years and progress has been somewhat slow. But for me I told folk the last time the flood came that it is going to be tough the next time around.
Folk want to preserve the town however all things need to be taken in consideration. The main thing I would think is that if there can be a better dike system and the funds to do it can be obtained is the 1st thing. But that will take a long time.
I think the best thing that came out of the meeting was the conversation around the 4 models that interim Town Manager Gregory Bethea presented as it relates to the Buyout. I totally agree if folk want to consider the buyout then what Bethea presented makes a hell of a lot of sense.
Look at the video and listen carefully to what the Town Manager as to say. He do not live in the town and he will be leaving when a new manager is hired. However I feel that they ought to do whatever they can to keep him until the actual recovery plan model is chosen. Unlike the Princeville Commissioners the interim Town Manager I consider neutral because he is not a resident of the town and will want to do what is best for the residents.