To the editor:
The “Scales of Justice” at the rear of City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium typify the operation of this city.
The scales, a universal standard of accuracy, are tarnished and neglected. Here, justice lies in ruins, in favor of glittering promises of greedy wealth.
Instructed by Nathaniel Mulcahy in the accountability of democratic leadership, each City Council member at a public hearing last week leapt to the forum with excuses and bumbling self-defense of how they had voted to approve a hotel overlay district for the Fort area.
They were insulted when it was suggested that they had not done what they hadn’t, in fact, done. Had they reviewed the facts, evidence and testimony submitted by many prominent and qualified constituents,
We were, however, exhorted not to give up; to persist and participate in the permitting process.
Ha! Those of us who remained for the actual “special permit” hearing were treated to a glimpse of what to expect in the process.
Councilor Verga stated: “Retroactive permitting is not uncommon.” How much permitting will prove retroactive with the Beauport Gloucester LLC hotel?
Beacon Street, Gloucester