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Dec 08, 2008

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keith

King Zoning Stud Henry Isaacson has already laid the groundwork for another continuance at the january meeting check out the zoning commission video. Since the opposition has got State Senator Don Vaughan as their lawyer it seems like King Zoning Stud would like to take Don Vaughan out of the picture and have another continuance because he would be in Raleigh if they got another 30 days on a continuance.

Just my opinion, but we will see. It seems to me that there won't be much compromising on either side and seeing the creeping into established neighborhoods like this rezoning case was a gift to the coalition who want to bring back Protest Petitions to the zoning process in Greensboro.

Joe Wilson

I don't think Henry is too concerned about a "heavyweight" like Vaughn in opposition, in fact the match-up would be laughable.

The fact is that they are all on the same side, as all of the Issacson's were contributors to Vaughn's Senate campaign, as was Robbie Perkins. Just more business as usual in good ol' GSO.

Triad Progressive

Joe, Of course you are right! Party or candidate makes no difference. TREBIC and the NC Real Estate PAC and the dollars they inject into the local and state elections seems to be the only difference.

Ed Cone

This can be a small town, but there's no reason to believe that Vaughn won't do his best for the neighborhood.

For that matter, there are strong ties between people on the development team and people in the neighborhood groups. That doesn't mean they won't contest the issue.

Joe Wilson

At ease Mr. Cone, Vaughan will be in Raleigh by the time this thing is heard in front of the Council.


Ed Cone

Does he have to stop practicing law when he's in the Senate? Taking on cases that he can't finish would seem to be unethical, and unhealthy for his political career as well. Do you have reason to believe that this is the situation?

keith

pure speculation on my part, but who knows how his schedule will be once Don Vaughan is in Senate.

It will be interesting to see if King Zoning Stud will meet with the neighbors and what type of dialogue it will be.

Joe Wilson

One cannot serve two masters. The Senate convenes on January 28 and it will likely be February 10th before this case is heard in City Council Chambers.

A junior Senator should be pretty busy in Raleigh after Jan. 28 with all the ills of our district and state to be dealt with.

In his own words the first thing he is going to do is draft legislation for the protest petition for Greensboro. That would take care of this as there are enough angry people on my block to stop this re-zoning.

Has he taken the case? Who exactly hired him?

Tony Wilkins

Hear! Hear! Joe Wilson. Would you lead us in song please? Might be a campaign theme song, huh?

Roger Greene

Don Vaughn going up against Henry Isaacson is kinda like a flea going up an elephants hind leg with rape on his mind.

David Wharton

"...the first thing he is going to do is draft legislation for the protest petition for Greensboro."

And yet a contact in the real estate industry tells me that s/he expects the protest petition to be eliminated by the NC legislature sometime in the next few years; it came close to being taken out in the last session (s/he says).

Joe Wilson

David, Maybe that's why he said it. Empty promises are sometimes the easiest kind to keep.

keith

David,
Thanks for the heads up on what you said

"And yet a contact in the real estate industry tells me that s/he expects the protest petition to be eliminated by the NC legislature sometime in the next few years; it came close to being taken out in the last session (s/he says)."

If you are correct in this then it seems like a fight I am ready to take on even on the state level. I feel very passionate about this General Statute and to hear this just makes me work even harder. Thanks for this david.

Ed Cone

Don Vaughan tells me: "I've met with a group of neighbors and I am prepared to represent them as long as they need me. I have a very successful record of representing neighborhoods in front of the zoning board and the city council."

You may now return to your ill-informed speculation.

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