In January, there will again be a vote on whether to ask the city to mow the rest of the park area along the bayou on West T.C.Jester.
I feel I do not need to repeat all the reasons why the majority of Lazybrook residents have voted in the past to leave the area without mowing. I will just mention that mowing kills species that promote bees and butterflies , kills baby trees, and removes grasses that slow rain run-off and help prevent flooding. Also, if you think homeless people will go away if there is mowing, I would like to point out they are here because of the shelter under the bridges, and because they gather food from the unlocked dumpsters at the area stores and restaurants.
I would like to ask those of you who want to mow to consider that all of the rest of the Lazybrook areas are cut on a regular basis. This includes the esplanades, the bayou banks and the park area along West T.C.Jester from Ella all the way to near Lazybrook Drive. The ONLY area that is not cut is from Lazybrook to 610, and even that area is cut along the bayou pathway, along the curb, and at the paths crossing the area at each Lazybrook street. Is it really too much for you to allow this small are to be left alone? Is there no really no room for compromise here? Thanks for your consideration.