Yikes! Jordan Lake case gets ugly
If valid, the petition would have required a 4-1 "super majority" vote to approve the rezoning and amendment. However, the planning department ruled it invalid because the signatories represented less than the necessary 20 percent of affected acreage, and the changes passed 3-2.
After the vote, the SELC reviewed ownership records and claimed the planning department had been mistaken and that the changes failed to win approval.
In an email this morning to County Manager Mike Ruffin, Durham resident Steve Bocckino said Medlin's report "deemed valid" the petition.
"Now that the long-overdue verdict is widely known (and it is!), it is the appropriate time to formally announce the previous error," Bocckino said.
This comedy of errors would be funny if it didn't affect, you know, the entire future of development in Durham County.
How long will it be before Commissioner Bowser tries to fire Steve Medlin?