Now I get it. Our local supervisorial election is about |

Now I get it. Our local supervisorial election is about

Now I get it. Our local supervisorial election is about regime change and nothing else. No wonder the rhetoric about loss of property rights doesn’t make any sense. We all know that the federal government, the state, and previous Boards of Supervisors make or made 98 percent of the land-use rules we live under. The current Board of Supervisors has made almost none of these rules. Nor for that matter will subsequent boards be permitted to make substantial changes.

Sadly, this campaign seems to be headed the same direction the primary went. It is becoming of war of signs – who can sneak the biggest sign into your face as you drive about town. Bluster, innuendo and false argument are threatening to crowd out any intelligent examination of the candidates’ qualifications.

What is at stake is how land- use rules will be applied, who will be granted variances, what will be overlooked. In other words, who will have the power? The property rights argument is a false issue. This election is about the return to power of a landed minority who got used to having things their way and will say anything to get back into office. What is good for most of us will be ignored.



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