The article, “Lexington paid horse farm’s legal bill” reminds us that the Sheriffs of Nottingham have ridden in on behalf of the Land Lords, to have us pay to improve and protect their private land.
Between the Land Lord, his attorneys, the Rural Land Management Board, the Purchase of Development Rights staff, the city’s spokeswoman, the mayor’s chief of staff, Urban County Planning Commission member and Land Lord’s farm manager, we are faced with a confusing assortment of sheriffs. This assortment’s lack of accountability makes this Purchase of Development Rights program unfair to Fayette County taxpayers.
The institutionalized pilfering is demonstrated by the article citing the ordinance that “The Mayor or his designee is authorized to adjust, settle, or compromise any action, causes of action, accounts, debts, claims, demands, disputes, and matters against the Urban County government,” and the report that “there is no easy way to determine how often the city has paid legal fees” like this Land Lord’s.
Sounds like legalese for a license to pilfer and the sheriffs’ efforts made easy. These taxes for private land support are not helping to make this a better place to live. This taxation benefiting the Land Lords cannot impress outsiders who look at the city as an attractive place to settle.
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