Editor’s note: Russ Steele followed up with an economic development discussion on his NCMedia Watch blog after I proposed a county Economic Summit. It led to a thoughtful, civil discussion here on Sierra Foothills Report: Check out the comments here. Russ’ blog has some thoughtful comments, too, but also some predictable ones. This dialog illustrates the impediments that exist, often with entrenched long timers like “JohnS” who focus on personalities rather than solutions:
Yep!, it’s the regulations that have been put in place since 1995, state and local, that will ensure we cannot make it happen. then throw in a good measure of Dizzy Izzy’s (and the like) to file law suits, and our little community is screwed. Oh we’ll try, and we might make some headway, but until we take out the trash we will continue to decline.
And for once I think Steve Frisch had a moment of clarity when he said “Everything should be on the table–everything”.
There may be hope for him yet.
Reply June 08, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Steve Enos said in reply to JohnS…
Is it possible to comment on the issues without making personal, snide remarks that under mine the ability to work together on community issues?”
And with that, the discussion on Russ’ blog paused.