Here are a few points that need to be addressed the were stated in the opinion from the Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition, which is your local special interest group who likes to slam their members on boards and commissions all over Guilford County.
It is actually easier to change the U.S. Constitution than to get a rezoning approved under a protest petition.
Proponents argue that "everybody else does it." But none of the 100 North Carolina counties has it (legally).
Wrong, this blog has called you out on that point when you made it last year in May 2008 and still keep on pointing it out.
And if we're governing by the lemming model, then we have to get rid of anything else that is unique, like RUCO and the Citizen Initiative Petition (which some remember is why we got the protest petition exemption in 1971)
When you see TREBIC say in statement above that some remember that is because they don't know what happened but it looks to everyone else that they snuck this bill in to deny the rights of the citizens of Greensboro for political reasons, plain and simple . Hey Marlene Sanford who are those some remember.
Our zoning process isn't broken. We've made changes to give neighbors more effective involvement. Developers meet with neighbors (or suffer the consequences),
Are you kidding me, then why does TREBIC fight the mandatory meeting in other cities in Guilford County like you did in High Point to no avail. It is required to meet with the neighborhood in High Point that TREBIC fought but in Greensboro it is only voluntary to meet. There will be some changes in future to the meet and confer and let's see if TREBIC is on board.
Wow what an amazing opinion by Marlene Sanford at TREBIC