Oakland Township Supervisor Terry Gonser makes erroneous statement regarding Township zoning

At the April 8th Oakland Township Board meeting, Supervisor Gonser stated:

"I am suggesting that the way it (Oakland Township) has been zoned does not preclude significant development. It is up to this Board to change that so it does not develop into Rochester Hills and Troy. Right now, that is not necessarily true!".  

Oakland Township’s zoning is dramatically different from Rochester Hills and Troy. Visit the link shown below to review the supporting data. The facts demonstrate that Supervisor Gonser was wrong.  His inaccurate statement raise questions about his competence as our leader and what he envisions for our Township. 


Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township?  Supervisor Gonser's inaccurate statement indicates that his stated desire to change the zoning in Oakland Township is not base on facts, but on some, yet undisclosed, concept or ideology.  The current zoning of our Township was based on years of critical review by our citizens.  The Township Board and the Planning Commission have the power to change it dramatically.  Gonser and the Board have made appointments to fill the two Township Board vacancies and made new appointments to the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals with individuals with similar points of view as Gonser's. They are 'stacking the deck' with extremists to further their 'agenda'.  Citizens need to voice their opinions this fall when other appointed commission and board positions come up for appointments.  We need to encourage the Board members to understand the facts before making changes to our Zoning Map and Ordinance.

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