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We need more public input

By Peter Theye
Posted Friday, June 24, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - I guess I should not be surprised how this board approved the budget last week. I am just very disappointed. By cutting short the work sessions, this board eliminated the opportunity for more public input. You know, you might have learned something. This action along with comments like the one Brian Bock made at May 2 board of commissioners' meeting about the uselessness of resolutions by this board to the State is disturbing.

I attended most of the BOC meetings when Bunkey Morgan was a member. When I walked into the room today, I could feel that same helplessness flow through me that I felt back then. I remember Bunkey asking a developer what conditions he would like to have on a specific Conditional Use Permit? Seemed inappropriate to me, and not unlike hearing that at a recent BOC meeting, Brian had asked members of the Home Builders Association what county rules and regulation trouble them?

Walter, I think you and I are about the same age. It is a strange feeling to think just how old that is. The thoughts I have today are very different from the ones I was having when I was in my forties. Priorities change, understanding about how precious and precarious all we have is, becomes very clear.

It is my perception that Brian is running this board and I believe the 3-2 voting will continue, as it did with Utts, Emerson, and Morgan unless you Walter, or you Ms. Stewart realize the price our wonderful county is paying for shortsighted, selfish goals is not worth it. I would hope that the deep roots your families have in this county and your maturity would help you see that the environmental and fiscal policies that Brian brings to the table are in conflict with what you truly hold most dear.‖

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