The following short article is self-explanatory, and the brief length of the story speaks volumes unto itself. It is no wonder local public officials, and businesspeople, fear political retribution from CCC staff and their powerful political allies. Such political bullying by the CCC has got to come to an end at some point, but when?
As illustrated by the article in question, this type of blatant political oppression by Cape Cod Commission to stifle productive input from our democratically elected (as well as some appointed) Cape municipal planning boards apparently happens all of the time. The only thing is that this time it finally got noted by one of our local newspapers. There is a reason for that folks!
The Sandwich Broadsider, September 4, 2013
"Sandwich planners table discussion about Cape commission reform"
Commission Executive Director Paul Niedzwiecki did attend the meeting, but he did not speak.
...so, is it normal for the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commission to just show up at a local planning board meeting, and not say anything at all? ...mmmmmm. One must certainly wonder if a bit of "brow beating" went on at that particular meeting. What do you think?