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    May edition of Bad Planner Behavior

    http://lufkindailynews.com/news/loca...cc4c03286.html


    Lufkin’s city planner resigned Wednesday after being confronted by city officials about comments he had made on Twitter about the city and region,
    Posted the message “Lufkin is an armpit. I know (...) I have to live here temporarily” on the social networking website.
    Months earlier he posted, “Hello there. Just waiting for the heat to leave for good.
    Of course, Deep East Texas will still be a (expletive) hole.”
    Another comment he had posted: “It’s hard to plan for a city that doesn’t want any planning, conservation, or regulation of the built environment of any kind.”
    Biting the hand that feeds you.

    You may think something,
    You may say something privately,
    But never broadcast it.

    What AICP Ethic code section was broken ?
    Last edited by JNA; 30 Apr 2011 at 10:31 PM.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    What AICP Ethic code section was broken ?
    It appears that he was the staff planner, but not planning director. No AICP Ethic code violation, he isn't AICP (probably won't be any time soon either).
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Ouch, we may sometimes think these thoughts about are locations in life, but you should not be posting those thoughts in a public forum such as Twitter.

    Before I actually read the story, I was thinking this planner was an entry level planner fresh from school. He is actually 39, old enough to know better.

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    I've actually met the planner in the article, along with his Planning Director, from my previous job. Knowing her, I'm sure she was incensed when she heard about it.

    I've always wondered how someone lives down such a public error when applying for future jobs.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    A follow-up: His letter of apology in the newspaper

    http://lufkindailynews.com/opinion/l...cc4c002e0.html

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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