Beaty to Oppose County Ordinance Establishing West Harwich DCPC

States that DCPC "...violates inherent private property rights..."
County Commissioner Ron Beaty

Media statement released by Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty:

With regard to the West Harwich “District of Critical Planning Concern” (DCPC) recently approved by both the Cape Cod Commission and the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates, also now known as County Ordinance 19-19, after conducting relevant research including consultation with citizens of Harwich, and in keeping with the signed 2016 pledge I took as a County Commissioner Candidate to staunchly defend and protect private property rights (see attached document for reference), as a current Barnstable County Commissioner, I Ronald Beaty, intend to keep my promise and pledge to uphold and defend private property rights, and will officially be voting in opposition to said Ordinance and DCPC at the next County Commissioners’ Meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

It is my reasonable contention that County Ordinance 19-19 and the West Harwich District of Critically Planning and Concern (DCPC) in question violates the inherent private property rights of owners in the relevant area, as well as the pledge that I took several years ago as follows:

“In accordance with my oath of office to uphold my state constitution and the Constitution of the United States, I hereby affirm that I will not use the power of my office to advance laws, policies, or regulations which I believe would most likely result in the loss of any reasonable use, in taking, or in any other damage to private property rights unless provisions for just compensation having first been made or legally established in any such law, policy or regulation.”


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