The Pinehurst Hot Mess: McInnis’ moratorium crackdown passes Senate, heads to House
The ‘Terrible Trio’ currently running things in Pinehurst has been thrown for a loop. They’ve successfully weaponized the concept of perpetual building moratoriums to stifle any and all development within The Village of Pinehurst. Consequently, landowners in the affected areas who followed all the applicable planning and zoning rules have been restricted to doing little more than paying property taxes.
State senator Tom McInnis intervened in the situation and introduced a local bill limiting the village government’s power regarding moratoriums:
Once this bill passes the House, all existing moratoria in the village are kaput. All future moratoria are limited to a maximum of 60 days. The bill also gives landowners and the public more say in the process. All of this becomes law once it clears both houses of the General Assembly.
(Ain’t democracy grand?)
5 thoughts on “The Pinehurst Hot Mess: McInnis’ moratorium crackdown passes Senate, heads to House”
I think we’re on opposing sides on this one. I don’t doubt they’re the scoundrels you paint them to be, but our legislators are in the thrall of the development lobby and that is not a good thing.
More Big Government. One Size Fits All ! So “Bye-Bye Miss American Pie”.
If you owned property were there was an illegal moratorium you would not be saying the same thing
I do not have property there but do know of people waiting two years to start building that’s not right.
It is suppose to be short and for good reason neither was the case.
Steve, I agree.
I don’t believe in moratoriums in general. If communities are doing their job with regular zoning and planning updates, moratoriums are unnecessary altogether. We have a leadership problem here, and not just with zoning and planning.
Those three look like they should be running Carrboro not Pinehurst..
Would you buy a used car from any one of them?
Would you leave your elementary school aged son alone any of the three of them?
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