Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quigley developer ignored citizens

How did that song go—"It's my party, I'll cry if I want to"? Mr. Hennessy, you didn't just cry, you had a full-blown temper tantrum. It was shocking to learn what you did at Quigley.

At the meeting when your application was denied, I had a good view of your face; I watched the anger building up in your features as each City Council member spoke. Apparently, your only thoughts were to strike back as quickly as possible, to hurt, get even with your neighbors, tearing up the parking lot at the entrance to Quigley Canyon, posting your signs stating you "can no longer provide public access." Just who/what law said you can't?

And you want to control my neighborhood, affecting lives of all in east Hailey? All you really did was show your true colors, making us grateful that your application was turned down. That application was turned down for extremely valid concerns.

You have lived in this area for many years, so you knew that the citizens of Hailey are very concerned about the quality of life in this beautiful valley. We are concerned about not just maintaining, but about betterment. And knowing that fact, you ignored it.

Instead of letting the citizens in on your plans at the very beginning, finding out what they really needed, wanted, finding out what improvements they felt would enhance their quality of life, obtaining their input as a good neighbor would, working with them, you chose to ignore them.

I would have worked with you and I believe the other citizens involved would have done so also, if only given the chance. Citizens asked questions for years that, to this date, have never been answered. You chose to ignore those also.



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