Monday, February 18, 2008

Peggy Hausman sets the records straight

There has been some confusion expressed by residents on Peggy's position in the election last November. She has released the following statement regarding her position for the three propositions. This statement affirms what she has previously stated and is being published just to set the record straight.

"As a member of The Township board and Past President of The Woodlands Community Association, past member of the Woodlands Fire Department and past chairman of The Woodlands Service Corporation, I would like to set the record straight and the rumors to bed.

As a member of the Town Center Improvement District Board of Directors, I initially took the same position as the staff and other key board members in not making any public pronouncements that could influence residents to vote for or against The Woodlands Township proposals. Of course, I was personally excited about the opportunity for our community to begin an era of self-governance. After all, I was the lady who testified in front of the senate committee at Montgomery College to ask Houston to take the gun of annexation away from the people of The Woodlands. Let us become the Masters of our Destiny. Let us choose!!!! With all that said, as a Woodlands Decide member I signed a document that stated I would provide factual information without showing personal preference and I did just that. I agreed with fellow directors like TCID’s vice chairman of the board, Lloyd Matthews, when he wrote: “I have agreed not to take a position supporting nor opposing the three propositions in the November election. Directors of both boards are supposed to provide factual information to residents without being an advocate so that they may make their own informed decision on the election.”

As a community leader for the past 25 years, I learned long ago that I can best serve the residents by keeping them fully informed on issues that directly impact their quality of life. We are a smart community that can make our own decisions if given all the facts. Look to your leaders to tell you both sides, the ups and downs. We the people of The Woodlands will do the right thing and we have. Now that 86% of the residents have elected to proceed with The Woodlands Township form of governance, I hope to continue to serve them by retaining my board seat and ensuring, by example, that every member of the new Woodlands Township board performs their duties in a responsible and accountable manner. Thank-you for your time and wisdom."

Peggy Hausman

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Woodlands Association Election - Nelda Blair's perspective

Press release of Nelda Blair: If you are one of the 13,000+ residents of The Woodlands who voted FOR one of the November 2007 propositions for new community government, then you will definitely want to vote for SKEETER HUBERT, JEFF LONG and RICH JAKOVAC in The Woodlands Community Association (WCA) elections. Why? This month’s WCA elections boil down to candidates who were FOR the November 2007 ballot issues, and those who were NOT. Period. Quite simply, the other candidates opposed all 3 ballot issues, and worked against our new form of government through The Woodlands Township. In my role as Chairman of The Woodlands Township, I know that the transition from homeowner association rule, to truly community-wide elected government, will take teamwork, dedication and cooperation. Skeeter Hubert, Jeff Long and Rich Jakovac have pledged to stand for what the residents clearly expressed in November: “We want a unified government for our community, protected from annexation by Houston.” Right now, residents can vote early at the Community Associations Building at 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive from February 4th through 15th. Election day is Saturday, February 16th. Get all the details at the web site Please vote for Skeeter Hubert, Jeff Long, Rich Jakovac.