Chairman Bill Slaughter said
“At this time we can’t discuss that issue”
of why the Commission thinks its a good use of taxpayer funds to
sue a local business with a valid business permit,
after the Commission apparently recently
didn’t want to defend against a potential lawsuit against itself.
Lowndes County Commission Regular Session Tuesday 13 May 2013,
I spoke in Citizens Wishing to Be Heard, noting
a trust indenture is a legal contract, and since
as building a well often leads to development, as someone
(Commissioner Page a few minutes before)
pointed out, why don’t trust indenture decisions lead to public hearings?
This might be a legal question for the state (although I would guess
the County Commission could hold a public hearing on whatever it likes,
even if the state doesn’t require it).
But a lot of commissions actually let the public speak on any item.
For example, the Tallahassee Council lets anyone sign up at the beginning
and say I want to speak on X. It’s a thought.
But during that particular item I found it particularly refreshing to
hear Commissioner Page say that he was concerned about what the majority
of the neighbors and property owners think about the use or potential use
of the property, and nearby property owners and the majority of people
who live in that area.
Now it’s curious how we did not hear much concern about that
on an item a few meetings back about
Old State Road.
The majority of the people who live in that area
did not want that road closed.
The majority of the property owners, as near as I can tell from the names
on the petition, did not, but no one seemed concerned about that.
It is a nice concern to have.
Now at that time I heard through various people that the main reason,
and correct me if I’m wrong here,