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  • Lake view: Siding with big business

  • There is a word people use to describe a person who may say one thing but act inconsistently with that stated position. That word is hypocrite.
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  • There is a word people use to describe a person who may say one thing but act inconsistently with that stated position. That word is hypocrite.
    At the June 19, 2014 Camden County Commissioners meeting, the room was packed with property owners opposed to the proposed commercial development at the intersection of Bittersweet and Anemone Roads on Horseshoe Bend.
    For two hours, the three county commissioners heard from one resident after the other expressing their opposition to the commercial development proposed by Gary Prewitt to be located in the middle of their residential neighborhood. Nearly 100 property owners stood in opposition to the project and just three employees of Prewitt testified in support of the proposed development.
    Commissioner [Cliff] Luber is fond of invoking the expression "we the people" in support of his endless railings against the county's planning and zoning personnel and procedures. However, Commissioner Luber apparently only embraces such sentiments when they happen to agree with his personal thinking or serve his purposes. When it became time to support "we the people" with his vote, Mr. Luber chose to ignore the taxpaying residents of the neighborhood and voted for Mr. Prewitt.
    The next time Commissioner Luber employs the expression "we the people," we will take it with a grain of salt.
     
    *Editor’s note: The vote taken at the June 19 was not to approve of the commercial development near the Gators’ complex. The vote was to decide on whether to send the propsal back to the planning commission. Commissioners Bev Thomas and Kris Franken voted in favor of sending the plan back to the planning commission. Commissioner Cliff Luber voted against that action.
     

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