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Reader says Ridgewood residents swallow elephants but choke on flies

Reader says Ridgewood residents swallow elephants but choke on flies

Amidst 4 large housing development,parking garages, secret meetings, 40 plus e-mail between 2 council members,attorneys and developers it seems the Council and residents concerns focus on “vicious dog” ordnance what ever that is .

By all appearances, the Mayor and his running mates are in favor of the 4 proposed housing developments which is their right. With this right, however comes the responsibility to tell their constituents why they favor such aggressive development. What’s the benefit to the Village? What’s in it for the tax payers? Why do you take the developers at their word that there will be no adverse impact to our community as a result of these projects? Until they answer these questions, there will be a legitimate suspicion of impropriety.

I think it is important to find out what ties the developers and their attorneys have to the community. There are some very cozy relationships involved…influenced pedlars abound.

4 thoughts on “Reader says Ridgewood residents swallow elephants but choke on flies

  1. I have never heard that expression before, and having just got back into reading Kipling, I can only assume its origin is the Indian subcontinent. I like it.

  2. I think it’s we swallow elephant’s but choke on gnats. but in todays day and age the gnats are what create the elephants.

  3. The bigger elephant is our tax obligations and the inefficiency of Ridgewood’s fiscal management The housing developments don’t matter much, because most of us won’t be able to afford to live in Ridgewood in 10 years. But, most of you are squabbling about pet ordinances, pool ramps, private meetings and apartment buildings. Maybe you will wake up when your property taxes are more than your mortgage. Unfortunately, by then it will be too late.

  4. Part of the reason our taxes are hi is because valley hosital doesn’t pay any. They are a non profit entity ( can you belive that bs.)

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