I take issue with the real estate broker who was quoted in last Friday’s Press, stating that North Idaho doesn’t really have a lot of politics so that’s one of the reasons people like living here.
Really? Wow. Maybe she should attend some Post Falls Planning & Zoning meetings, City Council meetings, etc. We’ve got MAJOR politics going on in Post Falls that smacks of corruption.
Someone recently disclosed to us that individuals on the City Council, Planning & Zoning and even our mayor have vested real estate interests. The public meetings are only a formality as they’ve already made their decisions about how many homes to cram into tiny spaces, before they even hear what we have to say. In our case, 43 homes will be crammed into less than 3 acres, right behind our subdivision.
To make matters worse, they rezoned these 3 acres for extremely high density with no input or opportunity for public comment. No politics you say? Hogwash! They pretended to listen to our many legitimate concerns and arguments (with deaf ears) as hey, a buck is a buck is a buck. I bet some of these city officials would sell their own mother for a buck; probably less.
Money talks, people, especially when you’re in bed with the real estate developers, brokers and lenders. If this isn’t political, then what in the world would you call it? How about what it is — just plain greed!