Saturday, January 07, 2006


Oh heavens.  Just when we’re up to our ass in political blogging between the Poverty Task Force, candidates for Mayor, and all this other stuff going on, we’ve got a La Puerta del Sol update today as well.

Here’s the ABH’s story.  

Now if you’ve been following LPDS on our blog and others, you already know that the Planning Commission unanimously approved the previous plans for the site last fall.  We thought that was pretty accommodating, actually.  This time around, it appears that the Planning Commission did everything short of bending over backward to demonstrate their approval of the proposed development.  

The thing is, it’s not going to make a bit of difference.  The people who oppose LPDS have their minds made up, and there is nothing that Bruno Rubio can do to mollify Cedar Creek.  The major problem is that those folks in Cedar Creek exert a far greater amount of control over the Commission that Rubio, who cares far less about politics than he does about operating successful businesses and producing good food.  As we mentioned in an earlier post, the ACC Commission vote is probably a forgone conclusion at this point, and that’s a shame.

Seriously, we have got to find some way in this community for people to get passionate about issues and involved in local government without polarizing the community.  LPDS has created as much bad blood as we’ve seen for a while, probably since the early days of rental registration.

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