Old Drum

Commentary on Warrensburg, Johnson County and Missouri issues from a Libertarian perspective. View my earlier commentary at www.olddrum.net.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Zoning Update #11

We have only 6 weeks until the zoning election. The anti-zoning committee Johnson Liberty is raising funds for signs, bumper stickers, door hangers and ads. I have painted out the date of the 1997 election on 31 large signs stored in my barn - they're ready to add the new date & hit the streets.

I've added a "Zoning Facts" page to OldDrum.net and updated the Johnson County Libertarian Party's participation in anti-zoning efforts.

Meanwhile, we've learned that some people are passing out a rumor that zoning will be mandatory if Johnson County reaches 1st Class County status. That's not true - the specialist attorney hired to advise the temporary P&Z commission stated that to the group.

Please, if you want to preserve your liberty, pick up some fliers at Affordable Tax Service or at Joy's Rise & Shine Donuts, and pass them out to your friends & neighbors. Campaign contributions are always welcome.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Zoning and the County Commission

Have you been following the flap about allocation of hours to various offices by the County Commission? It seems that they cut hours for the female officeholders' staffs, but not for the male ones. A rather telling editorial comment today - "Under such circumstances, officeholders and anyone else should think twice about the worth of a commission agreement." Think about it when considering your vote on P&Z.

See Daily Star Journal editorial