After over a year of "work sessions," the County is finally holding a public hearing on the Rural Element! But I can't spend a lot of time blogging, because the County just posted the changes in zoning that We the People are supposed to discuss on Wednesday evening. That gives us OVER 48 hours to review and prepare comments. How generous!
I hear that it's been like Christmas in at the County Council's work sessions during the past week or two, with goodies for Gold Star, Caitac, Governor's Pointe and other favorite children piled under the tree. It will be interesting to see what the Council's last-minute gift-giving frenzy has produced.
The hearing is at 6:00 on Wednesday, March 9 in Council chambers, 311 Grand Ave. (For the notice, click here.)
The Council will then officially introduce its ordinances and will hold a second public hearing on March 29. As it happens, March 29 is also the deadline for the County to finish the Rural Element. Undoubtedly, the Council will carefully consider public testimony during the several minutes available to it between the close of the hearing and the expiration of its deadline.