Thursday, July 26, 2007
Buncombe County Commission, Again
Just when you thought it was safe to ignore the imbeciles in charge of policy direction in Buncombe County, they go and do this.
Oh, sold some of the land which is part of the largest city public space project in a century? Well, as Gantt says heh, heh, "We screwed up." Oops. Sorry folks. Nothing to see here, we are working on making it right. Pay no attention to the man on the second floor of the court house.
Okay. So what happened? Apparently, the County Commissioners approved the sale of a "little bit" of the still-developing, ever-expanding in expense Pack Square Park to Stuart Coleman (Asheville Mall) for about half it's appraised price.
Well, no one told the Pack Square Authority it seems. Of course, as an "Authority" it seems to me they should have been on top of this bit of legislation, but that's just me demanding that people do their jobs. I digress.
For that matter, why did the city government miss this?
When they got caught, urhem, it became public, everyone was falling all over themselves to explain, and they are still in that mode.
Maybe they hope everyone will kill enough braincells at Bele Chere and forget?