Development expert treated shabbily

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I was sorry to see the negative reception John Shields received from our commissioners when he presented the city plan ("Commissioners vent at development consultant," City Ink, Jan. 30). He and his company, Shieldsdesign, have done outstanding work for our city, and he deserved better.

I and other concerned citizens have been attending planning meetings over the past year and have yet to see our commissioners or the mayor show up. I guess they were too busy using the cell phones and gas cards we are paying for.

Thomas R. Swift

Augusta

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Taylor B
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Taylor B 02/19/10 - 11:16 pm
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You are full of gerbil

You are full of gerbil squeeze, sir. I have seen Al Mason, Calvin Holland, J.R. Hatney, and Joe Jackson at one meeting alone.

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Brad Owens 02/20/10 - 07:45 am
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Taylor, maybe you all are

Taylor, maybe you all are talking about different meetings?

Taylor B
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Taylor B 02/20/10 - 08:12 am
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They held multiple meetings,

They held multiple meetings, and the only one I went to (because agendas were already set anyway) was were I saw them. The LP vice chair went to the first and said he saw a few also.

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Little Lamb 02/20/10 - 11:56 am
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The mayor certainly has no

The mayor certainly has no business coming to a "planning meeting." And I would say that the commissioners should not go there either. The way it works, Thomas, is that the people at the planning meetings are worker bees, and they present their recommendations to the commission for discussion and action (yes or no). It would be unfair to the city as a whole if a cadre of two or three commissioners butted in at planning meetings to move things their way without the knowledge of all the other commissioners.

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