Using zoning changes to endorse poor development plans
The draft zoning text amendment will keep the Board of Appeals from fulfilling its statutory mandate regarding appeals of administrative decisions. If adopted by the county commissioners in its current form, the amendment will force the board to consider only the sufficiency of the
evidence heard by the administrative body in arriving at the decision being appealed. The accuracy or scope of the evidence will not be a factor and errors of omission can’t be attributed to the administrative body or used to modify or reverse the original order.
Ignorance really will be bliss, especially for developers, as there will be no appeal recourse for bad growth decisions. Transparency and accountability will still be just filler for campaign speeches and the rest of the story will never be told.
Lisa Garlock, Bryans Road