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If you've been sitting on the fence hoping that positive changes will come without your involvement, believe me when I tell you the anti-change gang out there is well-organized and has plenty of time to fight. The zoning rewrite is a critical opportunity to elicit positive changes, one each of us should become acquainted with. David has done a fabulous job on education - it is important to hear also from the policy-makers themselves.

So if you are the least bit supportive of helping to inspire positive change, please come to these meetings, if for no other reason than to learn what the rewrite will mean to you. The collateral benefit to the community will be that the sole attendees are not those opposed to any changes. A further benefit (punishment?) will be to see the hyperbole and vitriol spouted by the anti-changers. If hearing that cannot get you excited about helping the process along, I would be surprised.

It's been their City for a very long time, but their days are numbered. We'll live for a long time with the vestiges of the Comprehensive Plan many of these folks helped ram through before there was much support for Smart Growth. Getting the part of the zoning rewrite regarding commercial zones to become a reality will do something to reverse that.

by Steve Seelig on Nov 26, 2012 2:42 pm • linkreport

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