Amen to the Herald-Leader’s editorial describing “the mess that is the planning commission.”
I attended the recent meeting wherein the commission discussed whether Lexington should expand its urban services boundary. Some members, who made it clear they have personal development and real-estate interests, care far more about their own finances than what is best for Lexington. I heard comments from them about wanting to be able to build houses in the county and make money.
These folks have a duty to look beyond their own pocketbooks and focus on what’s best for Lexington. Development and real-estate folks who consider only their own interests have no business planning the future of our beloved city.
It’s horrifying that the stewardship of our most precious, irreplaceable asset — our world-famous, iconic green belt — could rest in the hands of folks whose interest apparently is in making as much money as possible from carving up that very green belt.
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Name one city whose economy, aesthetics and identity are more inextricably linked to its surrounding green space. I can’t and I’m confident no one else can, either.
Mary B. Griffith