Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
If the dams break, if Houston is washed away, if the earth is scraped clean . . . what a wonderful opportunity for urban planners to rebuild ‘the right way.’
Tear up all freeways and residential streets. Replace them with bike trails and light rail. Mail and deliveries to be made by electric drone.
Ban fossil fuel vehicles. Permit electric trucks in alleys to restock stores but nowhere else.
Ban single-family houses, strip malls, chain bookstores and big-box retailers.
Build apartments with a pocket park every six blocks for picnics. Require space for a coffee shop, nail salon, cell phone store and sub shop in every development.
Chase away all industry. Dig up all underground tanks from former gas stations. Rename public places in Esperanto to avoid cultural insensitivity.
This is an exciting opportunity. The city council should adopt the new plan fast, before any scruffy citizens can show up at the meetings to complain.
Wanna bet Betsy Hodges wishes we got hurricanes?