David Tandy Flip-Flopping on Butchertown

The Butchertown Neighborhood Association is none too happy with David Tandy.

A couple weeks ago I shared the story of Tandy’s predictable flip-flop, just in case you need a refresher. Today the BNA as jumped on this very issue.

Check out the draft resolution (Warning: PDF Link) sponsored by Tandy, et al, that’s currently before Metro Council. Its goal is to keep the JBS Swift plant in Butchertown “for years to come.”

The resolution, according to BNA, is:

  1. In direct contradiction of the attached Butchertown Neighborhood Plan (Warning: PDF Link) adopted by the Metro Council on February 28, 2008 after years of multi-party deliberations, which included a land use recommendation (Warning: PDF Link) to “Support efforts to relocate the JBS-Swift plant operations;”
  2. In direct contradiction of the attached statement to the Board of Zoning by Metro Council President and Fourth District Councilman David Tandy, in which Mr. Tandy stated that he is “strongly in favor” of “developing a plan that would move Swift out of the Historic Butchertown Neighborhood in the near future and into a suitable location within Jefferson County”; and
  3. In direct contradiction of sworn testimony given by Mr. Tandy before the Board of Zoning just two weeks ago, on November 16, 2009, when Mr. Tandy again indicated he was supportive of and involved in efforts to relocate the JBS facility in Jefferson County, that a plan to do so failed as a result of the weak credit market, and that talks to find the plant a new home in Jefferson County would resume in early 2010.

Wonder how Tandy will sidestep this latest criticism?

You’d think a Metro Councilcritter running a campaign to be mayor of the state’s largest city might want to be a bit more open and transparent. Pipe dream, I know.