I have received comments recently on one of my staff reports indicating that I was part of an "environmental terrorism" group that would "steal land" from property owners (by allowing water quality improvement projects (in this case, a tidegate replacement) to move forward thereby increasing environmental regulations on their adjoining properties). It is contended that I am working to create a "spotted owl" issue in the slough by making the water cleaner.
Does anybody have any appropriate responses to someone's liberal use of such terms as "eco-terrorist" or "nazi-planner". To me, it is very offensive, but maybe the best response is no response. BTW, the testimony is from an attorney who is a local property owner.