At his blog Sierra Foothills Report, the Purple Man writes:
I was glad to read in The Union that the County supervisors voted 4-0 on Tuesday to dissolve a citizens’ committee to “review” Nevada County planning and building fees.
Why? Because the committee of “citizens” included some self-serving, property-rights activists. It is a growing problem in our community: activists and political ideologues sitting on “citizens committees,” civil grand juries and the like and trying to steer the outcome to extreme positions to suit themselves.
“It’s a further disenfranchisement of taxpayers,” The Union quoted realtor Kirk Pharis as stating.
No it’s not. What The Union didn’t report (and should have) is that Pharis has been a longtime member and supporter of CABPRO, the property-rights activist group.
One small problem. I checked with a member of the now dissolved committee and Kirk Pharis was not a member of the committee. The committee was made up of many professionals in the community, some had their own agenda including the Chairman, but to my knowledge he is not a CABPRO member. In fact I could not identify any CABPRO members on the Committee.
The Purple Man needs to stop playing with his loose cannons, they are going to hurt someone.