Saturday, July 19, 2008

Maybe the County Commissioners Know Something We Don't

Quite possibly the Fayette County Commissioners and their friends are already aware the county is over ripe and ready for the developers pickings. Quite possibly they know are ready to cash in and move on. Quite possibly having upstanding Commissioners on the Board would thwart their plans for the big payoff.

It will be quite interesting to see the donations to those in power at the moment. Eric Maxwell had a PAC which gave him some substantial backing. As some of you know, a PAC can spend up to $5,000 on advertising as long as it is not directly attached to the candidate. Thus, Mr. Maxwell was able to slide around the law quite easily.

Returning to the initial subject, I do wonder if we have passed the point of no return. The developers had to wait for eight or so years while Greg Dunn, Linda Wells and Peter Pfeifer stayed on the straight and narrow. In the past year much of what this group did has been eroded and dismantled. The developers are now the ones in control of the Commission.

Once Dunn and Wells lost leaving the developer-friendly Commissioners in charge, power shifted from the people to the few. Once the developers got their claws into the system they gained power like vampires sucking blood. Now they are firmly entrenched and spawning. Yes, my metaphors are quite mixed.

I for one am going to fight until the day I leave this county. However, I see the day on the horizon when it will be impossible to live here and see this once great community decline.

Quite possibly we have lived through the best days of the county. I am deeply saddened that so many had blinders on during this last election and could not see the repeat pattern that many lived through in their previous home of choice.

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