I’m still working my way through this one, but Crozetians should take the time to read the whole thing. A few quotes jump out from some of Crozet’s respected leaders:
Sandy Wilcox of the Downtown Crozet Association said he was upset about the way the process was turning out. He said the idea of reducing the size of the downtown had never been discussed during meetings between property owners, staff and consultants. He also said he was confused by why the lumber yard was taken out.
â€œThe idea that we had in there was for everything to be the same so there wouldnâ€™t be a wild card out there that we donâ€™t know what is going to happen,â€ Wilcox said. He added that he felt blind-sided by the staffâ€™s report and that his trust in the process is broken.
The complaints kept coming.
Mack Lafferty, a member of the Crozet Community Advisory Committee, said he felt blind-sided. Another member, Mary Rice, encouraged the Commissioners to walk along Carter Street before following the recommendations.
Mike Marshall, publisher of the Crozet Gazette and chair of the CCAC, said he was shocked that staff issued a new recommendation before the work session.
If they’re concerned, so should we be.