To The Editor:
As a proud lifelong Barnstable citizen, taxpayer and property owner, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly comment about the five blatantly discriminatory Barnstable zoning ordinances and amendments being proposed to the Barnstable Town Council at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, December 6.
After carefully reviewing the municipal legislation being promoted by some of the leaders of the Greater Hyannis Civic Association along with 2 or 3 inexperienced freshman town councilors, I find that I am completely appalled at the lack of community sensitivity and the blatant snobbery they seem to be exhibiting by presenting these inappropriate matters.
I, for one, will not support these proposed new local "problem property" ordinances which only seek to unduly raise the property tax assessments upon a select few members of the community. Moreover, I also will not support any members of the town council for re-election next year who vote in favor of these proposed ordinances as well.
If I am not mistaken, the entire Barnstable Town Council will be up for election in November, 2013. This is food for thought for all of us to dwell upon between now and the December 6 hearing.
Nancy Johnson, Hyannis