Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ridgetop plan tops commission agenda

The County Commission meets tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Deathstar.

Here's the agenda - click right smack here.

It should be a fairly quick meeting. Until we get to that little thing called the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan. From there, the same people will futilely make the same arguments. My favorite: "Don't tell me what to do with my land."

Uh, yeah, right. Government has been telling you what to do with your land, since there's been land. What do you think zoning restrictions are? Heck, some people can't even build a swimming pool in their yard because they happen to have a protected tree in the back lawn. (I'm all for tearing up that tree by the way.)

Anyhoo, this sucker is passing 8-3. That's my call (although it could possibly be 7-4).

Remember, though, that this is not over by a long shot. The MPC has to approve it, too, which it will. But, then it goes back to the commission again. So, tomorrow really isn't the final call.

And don't forget the ordinances both the city and county will have to approve.

This battle isn't ever going to end, is it?


rachel craig said...

8-3 is my prediction as well.

Council will pass this thing easily, 7-2, maybe even 8-1.

MPC will of course sign up on it.

Then it will go back to Council and Commission for final approval. It's hard to imagine either body balking at that point.

However, I've long ceased being surprised by anything Commission does.

New ordinances - that will be a different story. I suspect we'll wait awhile before anybody starts that battle, and it will be done is very, very small pieces.

rachel craig said...

Two typos in one post - arggh! Sign off, not sign up; and in very small pieces, not is.