I live in Richmond County and am facing the same thing as Doug Novin (letter, Nov. 28, "Targets commissioner after rezoning").
Richmond County has what is called a reversionary clause in its comprehensive zoning ordinance. This allows the Commission to look at the zoning of any properties that have been rezoned and not developed for a period of 18 months or longer. It then can start a reversionary process to decide if the rezoned property still meets the best interests of the community.
I do not know if Columbia County has such an avenue to explore, but it would certainly have helped Mr. Novin's situation if it did. As for Columbia County Commissioner Jim Whitehead, I do not know of him except what I have read in Mr. Novin's letter, but we do not want that type of politics in Richmond County, either.
I promise, we are noticing.
Fred Reed, Augusta