State rep profits from township's dis...

State rep profits from township's dislike of billboards

There are 4 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Dec 3, 2007, titled State rep profits from township's dislike of billboards. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A state lawmaker stands to quickly make a considerable profit on a six-acre parcel of land in Kent County.

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Who is Kidding Who

Arvada, CO

#1 Dec 3, 2007
According to tonight's newspaper, the state rep doesn't even own the property yet, he just has an option on it. He'll be buying it and selling it on the same day. So why wouldn't the current owner just sell it directly to the township and make the profit, instead of selling it to the state rep and letting the state rep profit by over a quarter million dollars? Could it be a new way of buying/rewarding the loyalty of a state politician? This sure begs for an in-depth investigation.
David Chrisman

Greenville, MI

#2 Dec 3, 2007
Ada Township should have bought the property when it became available in the first place. Why do they have to purchase the property now? If they never wanted a billboard along that stretch of M-21 than they should have worked with the State of Michigan(if they have to?) and wrote an ordinance against it in the first place(if that is possible along M-21). They would be well advised to look closely at the local plat maps and pick-out the areas of concern, and pay attention. Also, before spending that much money to stop one billboard sign, maybe they should have taken it to the people first and asked them their opinions about spending so much of the peoples money.

United States

#3 Dec 4, 2007
This lawmaker needs to be booted out of his job! How many other people has he tried the same scam on? I don't want this type of crook representing me!

Rockford, MI

#4 Dec 4, 2007
So sad as Michigan is going down the tubes and now we can understand why! I bet this makes the people of Ada sick and want a recall of the people who are suppose to be smarter than that for sleeping on the job, or maybe if they didnt have their jobs they would care more about the people of Ada. Guess they know who not to vote for!

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