Here’s then-city water resources director Allan Williams explanation of the the Jordan Lake Rules to the then-City Council back in 2007.
Seemed to me Williams explained to the council that G’boro already had stormwater ‘best management practices’ in place and that another layer of regulation would come at a large cost with little benefit.Read full article » 1 Comment »
Interesting Winston-Salem Journal story on the continuing saga between the city and Harvey Davis.
As you probably remember, the city wants the Davis Garage site for a “transportation hub” and filed eminent domain to claim the property. Davis and the city finally worked out an agreement, and now certain council members —-along with “community organizers” pushing the hub—- are telling Davis it’s time to move on.
Davis is more than willing to move on –the only problem is city staff recommended against Davis’ rezoning request for a new site at Stratford and Jonestown roads.
What strikes me is the attitude of S.G. Atkins Community Development Corp. executive director Carol Davis, who said Davis “has had a reasonable amount of time to look for another place for his business, noting that she met with him in 2005 to look at a list of properties.” Atkins is making it sound like all Davis has to do is pick a piece of property and move.
It’s not that simple. Ever talk to a business owner —especially a small business owner —and had him describe what a hassle it is to relocate due to city rezoning restrictions?Read full article » No Comments »