We want to make sure our readers know Councilman Alex Saitta's thoughts.
At Conservatives of the Upstate, our main concern has always been the protection of personal private property rights. We tried to get our County Council to pass a resolution to protect private property rights with over 900 signatures on a petition which the council unanimously thumbed their noses at. We now know think we know why they refused. It seems they knew what they were planning on doing to Hwy 11 property owners, and therefore did not want to sign a pledge to protect those property owners' rights. We find it interesting that to our knowledge not one property owner was given just compensation for restricting the use of their own property for the "common good" of scenic view.