Board of County Supervisors' fast-tracking of hearings on developer proposals greeted with caution by citizen advocates, who fear lack of transparency, failure to consult public may result; former county Planning Commission chief says "the general direction the board has been taking over the last few years has been to try to marginalize citizen input as much as possible, (except for orchestrated spectacles like the Avendale fiasco), while riding roughshod over whatever input they do get. It seems that for the last two or three years, the board only cares about what developers want on land use matters and all other input is pretty much ignored." Read More