We have to remember what transpired in 2010 at the polls.
The train was very clearly on the tracks and no amount of public comment was going to change the Commissioners pre-determined outcome. Nothing demonstrates this better then the memo below which became public record during the court proceedings.
The outcome was pre-determined the minute the board stepped into confidential executive sessions and negotiated a terrible alternative plan to a threatened quarry. Never were residents given a chance to weigh in on Quarry vs. Fight a Quarry vs. Warehouses/strip malls and residential in a meaningful way. This outcome was always predetermined, complete with timeline.
This is Ron Eichenberg, Ryan Conrad and Roger Reis’s version of engaging residents in a transparent process.