Grimm says, "It was a fine time to sabotage the state's growth-management policies". Said Grimm about Crist signing the SB 360 Growth Bill:
"With 300,000 unsold homes languishing on the market, with another half-million in various stages of foreclosure, with God knows how many stalled projects moldering amid rusting rebar, bare cinder-block walls, concrete slabs and fading ''no trespassing'' signs, growth management lately seemed more about nostalgia than policy.
Floridians, living amid the rubble of a real estate collapse, hardly noticed SB 360 as it was slipped through the Legislature. Who was paying any attention to growth issues? Housing prices were down 31 percent from a year ago." County Commissioner Katy Sorenson said in the column:
''No doubt about it, the recession gave them cover to pass this bill. Calling SB 360 a "growth-management bill, was a downright Orwellian touch."
Looking for Developer blood money in your Senatorial campaign Charlie? This move by Crist is more about financing an upcoming election than promoting good government policy.