Only two first-time commissioners voted in favor of sticking with the county's comprehensive land use plan and against sprawl, Stacy White, a conservative Republican, and Pat Kemp, a Democrat. These two commissioners are still close to their constituents and still have a conscience. All of the career county commissioners have become swamp creatures and voted with the lobbyist, the source of the big money donations that get them reelected over and over again. This corrosive influence of big money donors and career politicians is why term limits are popular with voters.
By a single vote, the swamp creatures won! The county commission overturned the county's comprehensive plan, overruled the experts in urban land use, and added to traffic congestion on Lithia Pinecrest Rd.
My opponent in the Republican primary is a 16-year career county commissioner. He said his vote for more sprawl and traffic congestion “…wouldn’t hurt the area…” and “…will actually provide a good transition to the east…” of Fishhawk Ranch? Really! Steve Contorno, a Times Staff Writer, reported that my opponent in the Republican primary had received the most money for his war chest of any commissioner from Marchetti’s clients: $55,890.
Marchetti is quoted as saying there's "no correlation" there. What do you think?
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