Here is the article by Rachel Kellogg at the Neighbor.
Alpharetta City Councilman curiously contorts the definition of approval:
Though council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution, Councilman Chris Owens explained that the approval allows the draft to be reviewed to move the process of adopting the plan along.
“This is not an endorsement or approval of any sort,” he said.
“It’s just a point on the time line that we must meet to stay on schedule.”
So the Alpharetta City Council unanimously voted yes to submit their draft of the new land use plan to the Atlanta Regional Commission… but they don’t approve of it?
Bill Clinton would be so proud.
Kind of like the 85/15 ratio on single-family to multi-family units… When that got in the way of approving vast numbers of condos, they changed the defintion of multi-family to mean something different. Even though multi-family means stacked unit throughout the industry, makes no difference to them. (Of course they threw in “for sale” and “for rent” to obscure the issue and didn’t meet the spirit of the law in proper public review, but that’s another issue.)
Wow, if you can’t do what you want or don’t have spine enough to stand on your actions, just change the language. Webster must be rolling over in his grave right now.