The county commission next Wednesday (that's April 13 if you're really taking notes) plans to hold a workshop to talk about the Hillside Ridgetop Protection Plan.
It's at 8 a.m.
I'll be there. (Maybe. I'm not sure I'm even human at that hour.)
Anyhoo, you might want to sit this one out. Because they're not going to let you talk.
Uh, uh. Not this time.
(Which means I'll probably be back at the office by 9 a.m. I hope.)
I'll let the commission's big dog explain:
“We've had a lot of calls from people, saying that we're holding the meeting at 8 a.m., so the public can't participate, but that's not the case,” said Chairman Mike Hammond. “It's not designed to be a public hearing. This is a workshop for the commission. If I've got a question and need to get it answered, well, that's what we're holding it for.”
In other words, this one time, they want to get the facts without the emotion and the personal attacks.
However, it is open to the public.
So come on down. Just don't say anything.
Additionally, the commissioners will talk further about the issue at the regular work session ( 2 p.m. April 18) and again on April 25 during the regular meeting.
Please note – because I understand people are spreading all kinds of rumors about this thing – that the commission will talk about it at 6 p.m. during the REGULAR meeting. No, it will NOT be moved to 2 p.m.. It is part of the zoning agenda. That means 6 p.m.
Now, with that said, expect it to get tabled. Again.
Because a number of commissioners want to hold a joint workshop with the City Council, which also has to sign off on this mess.
And of course, these things never, ever can get done without getting tabled two, three, four, whatever, times.