Anger me and I take action. If the local party accepts me (and I think they might), I will be running for our local planning and zoning board in the Fall. Do I "want" to run for office? No. Why will I run? Yesterday, I received a certified letter providing me notice of a zoning hearing to change the zoning of a nearby property. Not only do they want to go from residential to business, they want a "special permit" to open a gas station and a convenience store.
Frankly, the property in question is in a difficult location. Because of traffic, it is unlikely anyone will build a home on the property. Nevertheless, the property is in a on the corner of a residential area and would add to our traffic woes.