Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the city (Mandeville),
The Port Marigny team was still trying to do a dog and pony show to the P&Z committee;
The pretty depictions of utopia were shoved down the citizens throats,
In hopes that they buy this concept, without checking the CLURO notes;

The City Council were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions that positive votes would not bring them dread,
And the Mayor in his campaign, and I in my running cap,
Would not be soon settling for a Port Marigny vote nap-

When out in City Hall, there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my laptop to see what was the matter.
Away from my office I ran like a flash,
Tore open my front door and screamed, I won’t stand for this trash!


The pre-stressed on the acres with it’s old fallen mess,
Gave the Port Marigny team hope that soon they would be blessed;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But other citizens and City Council members telling me the density they did fear,

With a leery community, so enjoying their space,
I knew in a moment there would soon be a political race.
More rapid than egrets their campaigning did not go astray,
And they whistled and shouted and hoped for a vote delay:

“Now! Nixon, now! Louisette, now! Donald, and Danielson,
On! More Traffic, on! Carla, on! Ernest, and Madden;
To the top of the trailhead! To the top of City Hall,
Now push away Port Marigny! push away all!”

As density leaves congestion like evacuation traffic before a hurricane fly,
The CLURO and Master City Plan, should not ruin our way of life;
So the good citizens united and trusted their Council to go,
With their votes against questionable presentations and high density, for them to VOTE NO!


You can read my other posts about Port Marigny here, here, here and here.

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