Going Forward On the Tower?
Posted by David Keelan on Friday, July 20, 2007
Well the law suit has been dismissed. Is the fight over? Mr. William Rowe, mid-Atlantic vice president of WCI Communities’ hopes so.
“My hope is that now we have a hearing examiner ruling, a board of appeals ruling, a Circuit Court ruling complemented by a unanimous [planning board] vote against the proposed zoning amendments. All of them put together complement each other and should be enough to convince everybody that the project was approved appropriately,”
According to the article I don’t think those members of the community fighting the towere are through. However, it takes money to file an appeal and I don’t know what financial resources these folks have.
The question remains. What is Ken Ulman going to do? This is a set back for him in terms of his campaign promises.
As a reader commented earlier:
If Ulman ends up dropping the height limit pursuit, in favor of the tower, he has broken a campaign promise. Even though the end result is what you want, you attack him for breaking a campaign pledge.
If Ulman sticks with the height restriction, then he is blindly pandering to CoFoBoBo et al, and is making decisions that are bad for business. The end result isn’t what you want, and you attack the guy for that.
Either way, the guy can’t win in your perspective.
That reader is correct. This is a no win situation for Ken Ulman. He played politics with a hot potato in order to get elected and he knows it. What he does on this issue will be a real test and show of his character.