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?


Gordon Smith said...

David Young, who's stepping down from County Commission in 2008, told a Democrat at an event, "We really screwed that thing up, didn't we?" and "We're gonna try to make it right."

I think that someone gave these developers a sweetheart deal and that the rest of the commissioners didn't bother to notice.

Bill In Asheville said...

The question is, and maybe the Buncombe Co Sheriff Department can help here, if they are not too busy enforcing obscure flag laws, WHO is this person?

And why do they continue to collect our tax dollars as pay?