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Letter: TRUNA supports all residents

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Allegations have been made to the City Council that the Tar River-University Neighborhood Association is not representing the interests of all our residents. We strongly dispute such allegations.

TRUNA meetings are open and publicized on our website. Membership is open to residents of the area, residential homeowners can vote on all matters immediately after purchase of their home; members who rent can vote after four years of legal residence. The waiting period ensures that voting members have an interest in and understanding of issues in the neighborhood. TRUNA has a decades long record of advocating for a safe and attractive neighborhood for all its residents, homeowners and renters alike. Consider the hypocrisy of the source of these allegations, the University Neighborhood Association, which doesn’t publicize its meetings, doesn’t have a website and has not responded to requests for membership information from homeowners. What agenda is it hiding?

This public relations campaign against TRUNA is part of efforts to expand rental property in the neighborhood and increase profits. University Neighborhood Rental Incentive supporters spent tens of thousands of dollars to help elect council members to back their efforts, and have embarked on this campaign after a group of private citizens filed a lawsuit defending their constitutional rights. Are we to believe that it is coincidence that after decades of negligence, landlords have suddenly started organizing neighborhood cleanups, and the City Council is coincidentally concerned that neighborhood associations aren’t representing all the residents of a neighborhood?

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MOVE

I don't understand all the time and money spent on this one issue. If you don't like where you live, move........

I agree but your statement...

"members who rent can vote after four years of legal residence. The waiting period ensures that voting members have an interest in and understanding of issues in the neighborhood." Excuse me but if my math serves me correctly those renters will be there only four years and then receive their college degree and move on, so basically they have no vote. Am I missing something here?

you're missing nothing here gvegas72

The "four year waiting period" was put into the rule so these "control freaks" could be assured of having their way. I'll bet thay hold up the line at Burger King. ( Have it your way.)

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