Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross says “we didn’t approve this; we endorsed it.” Dictionary.com defines endorse: “To express approval of or to support.” It defines approve: “To agree with, To think or speak well of.”
Cross says he believes the Magnolia Trace project is good for the area. If he believes the project is “good for the area,” why does he now want to go out and spend taxpayer money to hire an attorney to stop it? Did his backside get some heat at the commission meeting Tuesday?
There is no question about how Cross feels about “apartment rental” in Columbia County. Why couldn’t he and other commissioners have been up front with this “rental” project?
I understand the residents living near the proposed project being upset; they have a right to be. I hope that a solution can be found to this problem. In the future, Cross and the commissioners should be up front with the citizens of Columbia County. They are now costing the taxpayers more money when they might have solved this problem with a little upfront homework back in 2010, instead of “endorsing” or “approving” or whatever Cross says they did.