The truth that is as plain as the nose on your face is that the major land owners who dominate the Republican party and the land use boards are determined to minimize any real land use regulation and have done so successfully essentially forever. This is not a secret – they offer their opinions publicly all the time. And they are right now undertaking an effort to reverse the conservation subdivision regulations passed three years ago.
You cannot, with credibility, state here that you do not understand the problem, and then draw a conclusion about the topic based on the tone of Dr. Gordon’s comments – this is simply inane. And you cannot state you do not understand the problem after the extensive information that has been provided to you here. If you do not understand then go re-read it – slowly.
The “birds and bees” language in the Plan of Conservation and Development and Zoning Regulations is simply not enforceable and is virtually never enforced. This is the result of 10-20 years of ridiculous “study circles” in which grouops of people who have no idea what they are doing play paddy-cake and agree only on such vague generalizations that they have ended up with meaningless land use regulations. In the meantime, there is no real land use regulation in Woodstock. And that is exactly what the Republican-dominated PZC wants. What part of this do you not understand, for God’s sake? Read the rest of this entry »