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Re: “Southern Durham Development gives $50K to developer's Super PAC

Say NO to out of town developers trying to buy a local election. Please vote non-Super PAC candidates: Wendy Jacobs, Ellen Reckhow, Will Wilson, Elaine Hyman, Dilcy Burton, Fred Foster Jr., Anita Daniels, Stephen Hopkins, John Owens, and Larry W. Dixon

Posted by right_back on 04/30/2012 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Durham's first Super PAC has ties to Southern Durham Development

A few thousand dollars is nothing when in return you receive development rights worth millions. This whole thing is appalling. I'd say the 751 South Three should be ashamed, but they obviously feel none.

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Posted by right_back on 04/26/2012 at 6:56 PM

Re: “City Council forces 751 South from a fast track to a pit stop

$2,000 a day - wow! SDD must be barely scraping by. They are the victims in this rezoning story.

Posted by right_back on 12/29/2010 at 9:59 PM

Re: “City on 751S: Annexation process under way, but not being hurried by developer (despite lobby by K&L Gates)

There's absolutely no way that the Durham City Council should consider the annexation of the 751 South tract until the legal process is resolved.

Posted by right_back on 12/21/2010 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Preslar: We're taking Durham County to court.

FWIW - almost all of the homes in Colvard Farms, including the two owned by Alex Mitchell who is "proud and fortunate to call Durham home", are located in Chatham County and therefore Durham zoning and other legal rules wouldn't apply.

Posted by right_back on 08/12/2010 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Commissioners approve 751 South with 3-2 vote; Siler rules N.C. DOT revocation unlawful

The under-reported story in all of this is how the legal rights of Durham citizens, the nearest neighbors to the 751 Assemblage, were purposefully subverted throughout the entire rezoning process.

So much for siding with the little guy...

Posted by right_back on 08/10/2010 at 12:50 PM

Re: “State attorney's letter spells out DOT power to reject easement; still no opinion from Siler

The whole thing is set up to have the ruling occur during the BoCC hearing. This way when the revocation is found invalid then a vote can be taken. As anyone who remembers Bush v. Gore from 2000 can remember, being declared victorious first (even under highly dubious circumstances) goes a long, long way towards winning. The whole crew in this case learned from their earlier mistake in making the easement public that giving the good people of Durham any time to fight back is far too long.

When Lowell Siler said he needed a day or two to make a decision and Page postponed the hearing for two weeks, I thought there's no way that Siler can sit on this decision for two weeks. I mean, it'll just look so, so bad. I guess I was wrong. Lowell Siler -- this is your career. North Carolina is watching.

Posted by right_back on 08/08/2010 at 11:58 PM

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