Did veto stem from ignorance or arrogance?

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On Wednesday, June 5, the Sandpoint City Council approved a zone change for a two-acre parcel of land from industrial general to mixed use residential on Woodland and Samuelson. The approved property is located closer to the airport than our property located on Schweitzer Cutoff Road. Several months ago, the mayor vetoed the City Council’s approved zone change for our Schweitzer Cutoff property, when we were requesting the exact same zoning. Thus far, the mayor has not vetoed this most recent action by the City Council.

The mayor has forced us, outside of his own City Code, to have another “public hearing,” after we have already precisely followed city code in our application process. This hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

We have spent eight months and thousands of dollars to reverse the mayor’s inappropriate and unprecedented veto. With his frivolous actions, the mayor has caused us extreme financial burden and emotional stress. City residents should not be subjected to this kind of persecution by a rogue mayor, and have to fight it at our own expense, especially when we have followed the rule of the law.

So this begs the question: Why would the mayor veto our request and not the most recent one approved by the City Council? Why are we and our property being unfairly targeted by this denial from the mayor? Is it ignorance or arrogance? The answer will be revealed at the July 17 meeting.

MAUREEN TILLBERG

Sandpoint

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