This letter was read at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, and I would like the good people of Blanco to read it as well:
To: Members of Blanco City Council:
Please do not think for one second that I resent in anyway the thought of a memorial to honor Mr. Houston. That is not my intent at all. As we all know, Mr. Houston was a very kind and giving person.
I don’t think he would intend for anyone to experience a hardship on his behalf; and that is exactly what the re-naming of Blanco Avenue would be for me and some of my neighbors.
I live in the Blanco Senior Apartments. My whole life is “registered” at 380 Blanco Ave. This would include changes in every aspect of my life. I would have to drive to Johnson City to change my Texas driver’s license, which is not due to be renewed until June of 2012, change my vehicle registration, Social Security, doctors, hospitals, pharmacy, friends and relatives, just to name a few. I realize that some of these could be changed by phone or mail, but not all. I would have to have new checks printed and new return address labels. This is really a hassle and at my age it is overwhelming.
It would be nice to think you people (City Council) would consider other options, which if you think about it, there are many; without disrupting so many lives in time and money. I am too old to have so many changes thrown at me.
Two of my friends that live in this complex share my thoughts and feelings on this issue. See their signatures at the end of this letter.
I would be at this meeting tonight, but am no longer able to see to drive after dark. My friend Bonnie Holmes has graciously agreed to present this letter for me.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
We agree with everything our friend Vivian Maggi has said in this letter.