By Bruce Hively
Pittsboro, NC – Thank you Mr. Gastwaite for publishing the Chatham County zoning info in one coherent timeline. By doing this you have highlighted the problems and solutions with this hasty decision by a minority.
What I find especially troubling is the statement; “No County Commission meeting minutes have been posted on the County’s website since the March 2016 meeting.”
And I agree 100 percent with your summing up statement; “I am not necessarily against zoning. Unconstrained growth is a problem – look at Chapel Hill and Cary as examples of that. We need a method to maintain the charming nature of Chatham County. I am against the one-size-fits-all, my-way-or-the-highway approach of certain Commissioners, and I am against their ignoring public input from those impacted by zoning.”
I went to a Planning Board’s info session and came away impressed by the presentation of plans and the solicitation of ideas. Which begs the question, Why do the Chatham County Commissioners refuse public input and ignore the planning board’s recommendations?
Who is listening?