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Serious question

By Fred Houk
Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005

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Serious question: how can anyone say, with a straight face, that Newlands (an out of state developer who spent a boatload of money to buy an election, and a company whom nobody with a pulse could question whether it is in Chatham for only one reason: quick money) has met the Chatham county requirements for building what will, by any standard, be a totally life-changing that will now be dropped like a bomb into the middle of formerly beautiful Chatham county?

Why am I not surprised that the Chatham county Republican party leadership thinks this is a "good thing"?

Sheesh. By these standards, Hiroshima qualified as urban renewal.

There's a reason these out of state folks were asking for a VARIANCE to Chatham county building requirements. It was not a slam dunk that Mike Cross, or anyone else HAD to approve. Quite the contrary, obviously...hence their need to spend so much money to "fix" the deal.

I have no idea how anyone that voted for this, rather than doing the right thing and requiring them to build their development by the established a minimum...can sleep at night. Seriously.

"Do unto others" these days has become something of a threat...

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