But while that story continues to develop, the business of the County moves forward. Our County Council is quietly proceeding to revise the latest update to the CAOs, in order to comply with the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) ruling -- despite the fact that there is a court hearing about the GMHB ruling occurring in late February. Got that? It's so simple to follow the CAOs, isn't it? ... just like so many things about government.
When I was a kid, government was (or at least seemed) so simple. Cop, school, mayor ... that was about it. Now it is an incomprehensible mess. I'd be interested to know how many of the following acronyms you can identify, or if you have the vaguest idea how any of them influence your life.
Lastly, I want to reiterate a point I made in the comments. We are working on a new site that will allow readers to have greater control over the comments they see. We will always allow people to make comments of any kind, but it's clear (to me anyway) there are some commenters who are deliberately trying (and failing) to drive readers away by being troublesome. The antidote to that, in my humble opinion, isn't to restrict what people say, but to give readers the ability to filter comments so that you have a better chance of reading the good ones. The new site will allow you to make whatever comment you want, but also you will be able to filter comments to exclude ones with certain words or groups of words (e.g., profanity) as well as view comments according to a rating system that is also in the works.
Until then, enjoy the posts and the many good comments that are being made ... regardless of the ones that try to be destructive.