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Thursday, May 23, 2013
On May 14, the same three Roanoke County supervisors (Richard Flora, Charlotte Moore and Mike Altizer) voted in lockstep once again (“Supervisor proposes resolution aimed to protect property rights,” May 15 news story).
This time, it was an effort to put down a property rights resolution proposed by Supervisor Ed Elswick, despite previous comments by the trio that they are all “pro-property rights.”
The ridiculous and inane arguments they made against this resolution can be viewed on the Roanoke County website, as they are too numerous to cite here, but the full text of the property rights resolution should be read first on the county website, under Agenda With Reports.
The issue here is local government protecting you and your property from that same government.
There is nothing anti-business in this resolution, but the fact that a chamber of commerce member was at the meeting to speak against it is extremely telling.
Who or what interests do Flora, Moore and Altizer represent? It obviously isn’t us, the private citizens, or our fundamental right of property ownership.
ROXANNE LANE CHRISTLEY
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