than $20 million in damage so far. 3 A land fight in Mandarin is on... and dozens packed into an elementary school tonight to let city leaders know they don't want a new development. The area is on Joda Lane, just south of Old St. Augustine Road. They say the area is already overcrowded. Channel 4's Scott johnson attended tonight's meeting. He tells us why people in the area are opposing the development. 3 3 00-0512-1819-2542-47 they packed into loretto elementary to hear the latest on the proposed development for 67 homes here on Grace Farms... just south of old st.augustine road.a vast majority tonight is opposed to the development. RALPH LAWSON/OPPOSES DEVELOPMENT 7:58 - because I live right across the street from it. I don't want to look at that 67 houses, i'd rather look at 4 horses.8:26 - it's dest roying our neighborhood. We moved out here for a rural setting. 67 houses isn't rural. the attorney for the developer showed up tonight to answer all the questions for the people who live nearby and have put up many signs saying they dont' want Grace farms developed. many I spoke with said they feared they're fighting a losing battle.JOE SCHNEIDER/OPPOSES DEVELOPMENT 9:26 - hopefully we can reduce number of houses going in there.'i've heard some people say reduce, do you think this is a lost cause?' I don't think so at this point, but all we can do is hope. city councilman matt schellenberg hosted the meeting. He says nothing has been done on this project, and he's asked the city planning department to put any deliberations on hold so the people in the area could speak.MATT SCHELLENBERG /CITY COUNCILMAN 11:18 i'm here to listen to what neighbors have to say and after all facts are presented i'll make up my mind. Right now I don't have opinion one way or another. 3 This issue will now be taken to city hall. There will be city council committee meetings on both June 19th and then in July. Neighbors will be allowed to speak at those meetings as well.