I recently had the misfortune of sitting through a village of Flat Rock Board of Adjustments meeting where it was decided that the developer could build houses in a beautiful wetlands area. I am certain the village would disagree that this was the decision they were voting on, but nevertheless this will be the outcome.
What was particularly interesting to me was the way in which the developer and his supporters co-opted the words “sustainable,” “real place” and “nurturing and healing” to describe his subdivision in the wetlands. Like so much marketing blather, those words no longer [hold] meaning for me. It is disappointing.
— Tom Robertson