Poor decisions based on fear
It’s not everyday I get to see science play a direct role in how a news story works out, so I savor every opportunity I get to write about it. Unfortunately, Monday’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals ended up being a good example of what happens when scientific ignorance rules the day.
The board voted 3-2 in favor of granting a variance to the Evangelistic Messengers Association Church to build a 55-foot radio tower to broadcast Christian music on 95.5 FM. They had the FCC permits ready to go, they just needed approval from the board.
However, the board’s rules require a supermajority of votes to grant variances, so the motion failed by a single vote.
That’s how democracy goes, I understand that. But the reason for one of the votes doesn’t quite pass muster.