Is it appropriate for the city to admit they made (and make) mistakes? Don’t we hope the city protects the rights of an individual, or groups of individuals, with the same vigor as they protect the needs of a business with a well-connected attorney? Could it be appropriate for the city to accept responsibility for mistakes?
Is it appropriate behavior for an individual to spend their own money and time trying to get the city (or business) to follow the UDO created (at least in part) to protect property owners and neighborhoods? Is it appropriate behavior for the city to grant illegal variances and disregard the law if they are able to stonewall until the 30-day appeal period has expired? Was it appropriate that Greenlife engaged a former sitting mayor to act as their attorney?
How about keeping a protesting individual out of public places and threatening him with arrest if he shows up without an appointment? Why not arrest him if he calls the police? Is that “appropriate behavior”?
Come on city—act appropriately!
— Wally McLendon