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Tag: Grand Visions
.. the price of liberty is eternal vigilance."
Somebody said it at some point or another.
I haven't done much here in the last couple of days, and I am super thankful to the KG and Scales for picking up on my slack. Problem is that there are only so many hours in the day, and a local issue was coming to the forefront and demanding more study time.
Another authority was/is being foisted upon unsuspecting business owners, and the vote to move forward was going to happen upon the conclusion of the hearing at the East Bay TWP meeting tonight. A DDA type of authority based on the 2005 PA 280 which allows for the creation of "Corridor Improvement Authorities" in certain districts. A process which usually involves SOMEBODY making a boat load of cash in the process. (Thank you to a certain Mackinac fellow for reminding me of this earlier today.)
Studying PA280 up and down, I realized that for all the claims of "no additional costs to the business owners" there were in fact risks. But from a pure property rights standpoint what was really more troubling was the possibility of further limits on land use for those who would be STUCK operating under the authority.
One particular individual (a professional planner) seems to be driving this, and he does not even live within the authority area, or even the township.
His efforts earn the Sexy But Stupid icon.
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By JGillman, Section News
Many of you may know that my objections with a local "charity" sparked a bit of a controversy and that I was accused of attacking the Rotary Charities of Traverse City.
I wrote a response and posted it here titled "The Adventures of Huckleberry Gillman" It was a way to nip back at those who were trying to silence my questions about WHY a charity would have as a part of its program, the growth of government. Essentially the intent of my questioning was to root out the lefties in that organization, and have the locals at least take a second look at who was responsible for changing their mission from a charity, to a government facilitator.
I believe some things tend to reveal themselves given time.
Especially when dual roles are played by parties who influence such things as "sustainable growth," "visioning" etc.
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