We like to feature user comments that we find particularly interesting on Patch. Sometimes the comments will be thought-provoking and unique and other times they will be funny or creative.
This one, from Ian Arnold, just feels level-headed and reasonable. (View it on the right). The comment was written shortly after the last councilmeeting, when Morning View announced that it has the 300 acres needed to move forward with land purchase agreements. They've since signed letters of intent to purchase more land within the city limits. The city manager and several councilmembers voiced their support for the project at that meeting.
Morning View is being discussed heavily on Dixon Patch these days. That makes total sense, because the proposed $2.8 billion studio project is a huge deal -- very worthy of critique and scrutiny. At the same time, it deserves to be treated fairly, like any other business.
It's easy to take an extreme stance when it comes to big news items like this, especially when it comes to internet commenting. But for the sake of the town, there's value in maintaining context and proceeding accordingly. That goes for both sides of the issue.
In just a few sentences, Arnold strikes that tone, which is why we wanted to share his comment.