Monday, March 26, 2007

It Takes One to Know One, Dan

Fayetteville Mayor Developer Dan comes in for close scrutiny in a Northwest Arkansas Times opinion piece by columnist Fran Alexander. She looks at Mayor Coody's past actions in scuttling the considered recommendations of his own task force on preservation of Wilson Springs Park and springing a surprise that he wanted to sell it to a developer. She also details the way in which Developer Dan ignored citizen input and made secret changes to the Downtown Master Plan to reduce green space and increase building heights. She ties all this in to the way Developer Dan has flip-flopped on impact fees. He was for them before he was against them. Before he rolled over for the developers who are creating sprawl and want us average taxpaying citizens to pay for the impact caused by their profit-making schemes.

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