SCDesign Posted July 27, 2010 Share Posted July 27, 2010 I was at a meeting where it was said, as were a number of other people (about 20, 12 of which worked for the City). It is not on the record anywhere that I know of but it is well know in many circles. Nobody has to believe me just look at the ordinance and the power it gives and the Historic Districts that have been added in just the last year. Heck, just since June 1. If you have any doubt that the City is playing games with this just look at how they have moved on this to date: 1) The Request for Action to put the temporary suspension of the 90 day waiver was submitted on the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day to go on the Council schedule for the following Wednesday2) The dates of the public meetings to debate the changes were released 4 days before the biggest meeting was scheduled3) The mailed notice only included the meeting for the specific area af the addressee and the largest, and probbaly most important meeting, was not inculded4) The push by the Mayor NOT to repetition to enact these changes when they are completely different than what people had originally agreed to.Does the City have a track record of openness and honesty? Or does it have a record of reaching, grabbing and taking regardless of what the citizens want or agree to? One of the biggest arguments people make against making the Heights a Preserved District is that it is too late, it should have been done 30 years ago. If the Heights is Protected wouldn't you expect that development will move to those areas that are not protected? If those areas are now going to be in the position the Heights was in 30 years ago doesn't it make sense for them to step in now to preserve them so they don't make the same "mistake" that was made in the Heights? You MUST look at the "Worst Possible Scenerio" when you give the City this kind of power, and worst case is that EVERYTHING INSIDE OF THE BELTWAY WILL QUALIFY AS HISTORIC WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEAR! Think about that. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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