[Vision2020] Re: Trojan Horse: Beware/Why Not Easily Accessed P &ZInformation?

Steven Basoa sbasoa at moscow.com
Thu Apr 27 14:43:27 PDT 2006

Speaking of public hearings, I noticed on monday that the sign on the  
corner of Mountain View Road and Palouse River Drive regarding the  
public hearing for the Thompson re-zone is gone, probably as a result  
of recent heavy winds (the signboard is there but the sign itself is  
missing).  As of wednesday afternoon it had not been replaced.  I  
think that those responsible for informing the general populace of  
this particular public hearing will do the minimal amount of  
advertising allowable but I feel that the sign should be replaced.   
Hopefully this email will let them know about the problem (if they  
don't already) and they will get it replaced immediately.  The public  
has a right to know and needs to be informed of the potential changes  
to their town.


On Apr 27, 2006, at 11:47 AM, Dan Carscallen wrote:

Wayne says, in part:

"People have a lot going on in their lives.  They most likely do not
wish to make time to attend a lot of public hearings and experience the
inconveniences and frustrations adherent thereto."

Maybe people don't want to attend every public hearing the city is
having about every little thing going on, but by golly, if something is
happening in my neighborhood, I'm going to make it a point to figure out
what it is and whether or not it is going to affect me in a detrimental
fashion.  If I don't figure it out, I don't really have a right to
complain about whatever comes down the pike.  So far I've been made
aware of every public hearing for anything that's happened in my 'hood,
always by a sign posted on the subject property, and with a letter
mailed to me informing me of when the hearing is going to be and what it
is about.  I think that's plenty to ask.  Could more info be out there?
Sure!  I think having EVERYTHING online is an excellent idea.

While I applaud the City trying to put as much information as possible
online for people to peruse, I know it is not a quick process.  And
anyone who says staff doesn't bust their butts to get said stuff done
ain't spent much time around City Hall.


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