You can learn more about the issue and what can be done to clean up this mess by tuning into KKCR from 4-6 p.m. today. I'll be discussing this issue with various county officials, including the prosecutor, planning director and hopefully some members of the Council, as well as the community.
County Prosecutor Justin Kollar has expressed interest in conducting an investigation into the abuses and pursuing criminal charges where possible. He'll be on the radio show talking about his concerns. Justin also will be asking the County Council to approve a budget for his office that includes funding for a currently vacant deputy prosecutor position that will be assigned at least part-time to zoning enforcement, starting with the TVRs.
The county Planning Department, meanwhile, is currently taking steps to get its TVR files in order. Planning Director Mike Dahilig will call into the show from 4:30 to 5 p.m. to discuss what his office is doing about this problem.
Some of you have expressed your anger about these abuses and asked what you can do to help right these wrongs. As a first step, you can contact the County Council and ask them to please approve Justin's request for funding to pursue criminal prosecution of these violations. If you send one email to firstname.lastname@example.org it will reach all members.
And remember to check out the show from 4 to 6 this afternoon. Tune in to FM 90.9, 919.9, 92.7 or listen live on line here.