Tunnell reply totally off base

November 2, 2012

There are many people unaware of who Robert Tunnell III is.  He is a manufactured home community owner and a member of a small, but active group of community landlords who fight every attempt to right the wrongs many of these owners are doing unfairly to the residents living in their communities.

He, Jerry Heisler, and other owners like Steve Class, keep bringing these same numbers that were given to Ruth Briggs King to use as part of her false argument that full-time residents living here are not the majority of homeowners in manufactured home communities. That claim is false, and all they ever do is keep repeating it to anyone (like Ruth Briggs King) who will listen, especially in the Legislature. They base their claims on numbers they say represent their few communities.

First of all, how many communities and residents do they say it represents, in comparison to the hundreds of communities and thousands of residents throughout Sussex County? Secondly,  we are supposed to take their very biased and unverified word for it? I don't think so. Mr.Tunnell and Mrs. Ruth Briggs King keep feeding these untruths to people who don't know the facts. Those of us who live in the communities year-round, that you don't own, know the truth. And there are a lot more of us than you will admit, because it shoots your numbers to hell.

With any luck at all, you will have to present your false numbers and bad arguments to Beth McGinn next session, and they will fall on deaf ears.

Dixie Boucher

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