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Staying Power

"I don't believe they would waste their time and money with staying around if they didn't believe they could fulfill it."

- Chatham Commissioner Bunkey Morgan, on developer Newland Communities' plans to submit a revised proposal for Briar Chapel, a massive mixed-use development in northern Chatham, now that a regulatory "compact communities ordinance" is in place.

Water quality in Jordan Lake

"The main issue consistent across all members who voted against it was the water quality issues, the concern that the development, because of wastewater and stormwater runoff could threaten the water quality in Jordan Lake, not just in Chatham County but across the Triangle region."

-- Chatham County Planning Board Chairman George Lucier on the board's 7-3 vote to recommend denying a request to build a 577-acre development near Jordan Lake known as The Homestead. The commissioners will consider the proposal.

We want to know too

"Who the hell is in charge here?"
- 2/2/04 County Commissioner Bob Atwater alleged that the county staff withheld public information.

Is this open government?

You are "not at liberty to give out the marked-up version."
- What county Attorney Bob Gunn's law partner, Paul Messick supposedly told county planning director Keith Megginson about draft "B".


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