Monday, January 30, 2006

Red- Neck Millionaires

What do you do when Utah millionaire real estate mogul Al Mansell uses his position in the Utah Senate to sponsor a bill written by the law firm of House Speaker Greg Curtis on behalf of one of the firm's clients dedicated to "skewing the entire planning and local land use regulation process towards the developer." (Utah Planners' Corner) The extreme growth we've experienced over the past few decades have cultivated a new generation of red- neck multi- millionaires grown rich for their ability not to create neighborhoods, complement lifestyles or any of their other marketing slogans. They're good at squeezing every possible cent from a bit of land then laughing all the way to the bank. And now we reap the whirlwind. Land-use bill raising eyebrows- Deseret News Utah Planners' Corner

2 Comments:

Anonymous J Man said...

Just another example of the republican "culture of corruption".

1/30/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

We elected a developer as the mayor of the city I live in a few years back (by a four-vote margin). He spent the next four years making life easy for fellow developers and making decisions that alarmed some citizens. A couple of months ago, the voters tossed him 2-1 and brought back the previous mayor.

Since my city's elections are non-partisan, I really can't tell you which party the ousted mayor is in, but he drives a hybrid. The current mayor rubs shoulders with both parties, but refuses to align himself with either.

1/30/2006 04:30:00 PM  

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