why waste your time? the last time the army came here to listen to the local people they took what was said and came back and asked the community to invest a lot of money for the armys benefit. only to pull the rug out from under the same people that put everything they had into the projects that army asked for. thats why the big housing project "Independence place" has a couple of projects, but more reposed land then anything else.
This is nothing but a bunch of BULL CRAP because the plans are already in place no matter what concerns are brought forward.
I think we all need to maintain some perspective here. The bottom line is that Hinesville is dead without Ft. Stewart. The request made by the previous Commander was based on what he was told was the "plan". Ft. Stewart has a responisibility to be a good steward to Hinesville but it should be a two way street. Both rely on each other to be successful. Sequestor has been bad for all, no other nice way to say it. We just need to find a way to get through this collectively until the ship wrights itself
I may have presented the wrong perception with my post. I was never knocking Hinesville or the "locals" You see, I am what I belieive is refered t as a "Damn Yankee" as I was stationed here and never left...I stayed because ironically this is the longest I have any place in my life. My kids had friends, people actualy reconized my wife and I and the town is still fairly small. The point I was trying to make is that Ft. Stewart and Hinesville are in this together. We cannot go back to the way it was but we can damn sure make how it is now count