Despite the overwhelmingly negative public comments on March 6, the Commissioners made mostly minor changes to the draft during yesterday's PC deliberations. Today, a concerned islander sent me the note below. If accurate, it speaks for itself as a sad commentary on the state of our community.
I wonder if the back-slapping, self-congratulatory crowd has ever heard of the word schadenfreude because their reported behavior would appear to be a living definition of that word.
At the CRC meeting today at lunch a group gathered to pat each other on the backs about getting their way on the planning commission. Lovel was all smiles standing with Bob Gamble, Barbra Thomas, Sara Osborn? (forget last name), Tom Munsey, and others. I overheard them say how nice it was that Carlson was not there.
The truth is that this is no victory. This is really a big loss for our community and the people who live here. I just got the feeling of sadness. I really believe that at the end they will not be so happy. I'm not sure why.