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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    Man Kills Self After Rezoning Vote

    Dare i ask, but this ever happen to anyone else?

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    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A business owner shot and killed himself during a City Council meeting Thursday night after members voted against his request to rezone his property, witnesses said.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

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    RJ posted this earlier in the Random Thought Thread.
    My follow up was the orginal local article.

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    Zoned to death

    Quite a tragedy. Someone killed himself in front of the city council after getting turned down on a rezone. Hope that never happens here.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/05/own....ap/index.html

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    That is a horrible story.

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    I think its clear this guy had other problems....
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    Another senseless tragedy...

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    We must repeal all zoning before more innocent lives are lost!
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    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    It is a sad story. From what I read from the news stories, the fellow made bad financial decisions that led up to him needing this last ditch effort to save himself. Even if he had gotten the rezone, I doubt that would have made things right again.

    He obviously had a lot bigger problems than being denied a rezoning.

    He sought a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Left his family to face the problem alone. I feel sorry for them.
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    See? Now you guys have killed someone! Clearly, zoning decisions should also take into account the affected parties' emotional stability.
    I once read of an attorney playing the sympathy card for Steve Wynn (yeah, there's a hard-luck case) saying that his eyesight was failing and that he wanted to see this casino in Atlantic City built before it goes entirely.
    He should have made it look like an accident, so at least his family could get the life insurance, assuming he had a policy.
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    I will have to share this with my anti planner prof and class mates.

    Whiel it is sad that he took his life, think of all of the illness and hardship planners have been put through dealing with people like him on a regular basis.

    This could make one hell of a "takings" suit.
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    A former boss of mine, who is now acting county manager, kept a list of how many people had dropped dead during public hearings on his cases. Oh wait, another boss did that, too. But they were not self-inflicted deaths...

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    No cases here where an applicant was dead from a zoning decision but local Zoning Admin had a heart attack.
    It is just not worth it.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    It is a sad story. From what I read from the news stories, the fellow made bad financial decisions that led up to him needing this last ditch effort to save himself. Even if he had gotten the rezone, I doubt that would have made things right again.
    He obviously had a lot bigger problems than being denied a rezoning.
    The details are fuzzy in the story but it seems this is right. Rezoning his house as commercial to raise the price to get a loan?? Possibly with other houses adjacent? One of the military boards I read was quite upset at the countil since this guy was a real institution in the Fort Campbell community. But seems to be a proper decision by the council.

    Now I can't agree with the need to have meetings elsewhere forever. Clean up and redecorate if needed, don't be a wuss. Just like you shouldn't expect me to not build anything on that cemetary if you happen to sell it.

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