Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Norman Loses…Again

Believe it or not, Marc Norman is still trying to keep Harris Teeter from opening a grocery store in Turf Valley. Though he tries to wrap his fight in the cloak of referendum rights, the fact remains that all his legal maneuverings are being bankrolled by the food workers union who would simply like to keep the non union grocer from opening another store in HoCo.

Despite repeated attempts, neither state nor federal courts have bought his arguments. His latest defeat came from a state appeals court. According to this story by Andrea F. Siegel and Jessica Anderson in The Sun, the court “refused to revive a petition that would allow Howard County voters to weigh in on the zoning approval for a supermarket at a proposed shopping center in Turf Valley.”

Marc remains undaunted. Apparently now he’s also hoping to glom onto the Occupy movement.

"It's an outrage that the government seems to thwart the will of the people, to thumb their nose at the will of the people," he said, calling it "indicative of the sentiment felt by the Occupy Wall Street movement."

I don’t think that the average protestor camped out on the streets would relate very well to someone living in a luxury home in a private golf course community but I suppose you can’t blame a guy for trying.
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