I totally love the way you do here,
and hear all your reports, and everything is very out in the open.
Citizens can know what’s happening easily.
Lowndes County can follow that example and be significantly more transparent
That’s sort of what I’m about: open transparent government,
and being good stewards.
The Mayor mentioned he’d met Gretchen at
the April 28th Public Hearing about the Brookhaven rezoning,
which she also videoed.
None of the other candidates for Lowndes County Commission District 5
attended that Public Hearing.
They also weren’t at Continue reading →
Gretchen thinks that government transparency is important.
She has videoed all the official public meetings
where citizens of Lake Park have opposed rezoning for an apartment complex,
the public hearing of April 28th.
The attorneys for the developer tried, but
they were up against much stronger opposition
than they appeared to have expected.
“A molehill to cover up an eyesore,” said one.
Even after an hour of neighbors more than adequately expressing their positions
and responding to the developers,
the highlight of the evening was
Judge Wayne Ellerbee’s presentation for the opposition.
The judge brought up many points relevant not just to this
rezoning, but to any rezoning, such as
water pollution and drainage is a big issue,
local governments don’t actually get sued by developers unless
there’s actual discrimination, and
apartments are the most expensive land use, about which he said: Continue reading →
“People would have a lot more confidence in the government
if they understood it and they could see it happen,”
said Gretchen Quarterman yesterday morning on drive-time radio.
She used Monday night’s
Brookhaven apartment building rezoning public hearing in
Lake Park to illustrate: local landowners have property rights and
there was a lack of communication between the developers
of a proposed apartment building, the Lake Park city government,
and the neighbors.