The apathy of Pittsylvania County residents fails to surprise me yet again.
Remember the outrage and furor when Pittsylvania County government tried to shut down those two adult-oriented businesses? Lots of people deservedly mocked the Board of Supervisors and the code enforcement officials about their failed effort. Lovely Lady Lingerie had been around for a very long time before county government “noticed” them in the Big Sex Sweep that was started when Trish Post opened her business on Franklin Turnpike. That didn’t matter, they all gots to go! They’re EVIL! (insert my eyeroll here)
The county attorney realized that there really wasn’t a damned thing that could be done about the exiting businesses and the Big Sex Sweep was ended quickly. So that happened, and the next big thing is to establish laws so that those types of businesses can be semi-regulated. So the Planning Commission came up with an ordinance proposal and it was time for the vociferous supporters of these businesses to come out and take a stand that county government needed to lighten up and realize that sex wasn’t a horrible thing…
So that happened… Thud. Nobody showed up to speak. Maybe somebody should have said that the meeting was going to be about uranium mining. That topic is guaranteed to get at five people out to pontificate at the podium. Yeah, I know. It’s always the same five people… but hey, they’re predictable.
Nice going, young people of Pittsylvania County. You showed your Facebook support of these businesses. Too bad that’s the only kind of support for that type of business that you showed.