My hope is some of you will come forward with full support of Jerry Acres, because he stood his ground in upholding the procedures of the BZA and defended that board’s majority decision, even though he did not vote with the majority on March 20-21. What a shame this man has been criticized, and no one on the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission or the BZA has spoken publicly in support of him for doing what is right. It disgusts me when good people get on boards and stand strong in following the rules, but then get crucified. The community should be ashamed at how this has been allowed to happen.
When I meet my maker, I will be able to go forward with confidence that I did not lie, cheat or scandal my way to a spotlight. It is pathetic to witness firsthand the corruption and unfairness, and hear about the constant threats and strong-arm tactics being used to further certain people’s own special interests. The arrogance and superior attitudes of two people, who have shown they will go to about any length in order to reign with supremacy and control over anyone who “bucks” them by insisting they “go by the book,” has to end. Someone needs to step up to the plate, call them out, and start representing the majority.