We had an excellent turnout of neighbors, cars, tv trucks, reporters, the police, and finally the developers. We learned that like the old legend that elephants fear mice, bulldozers fear tv trucks. Around 9:30 A.M. I shook hands with Renaissance Homes to delay the demolition until we could hold talks on design and environmental issues.
Our local police were very relieved — they were not eager to be on the evening news towing the cars of our neighbors.
The battle isn’t over by a long shot, but we did win the first skirmish.