Would you, for one day, want the brain of a legislator that allows you to econometrically analyze the impact one inch on allowable sign width, or ten feet in construction elevation, will make on the tax base? Why, not at all, you say. You much prefer to stay sober.

Elevation restrictions in the steep slopes ordinance proposed for the Polk County UDO would have banned all commercial development in Saluda Township. But they got shot down. The ordinance, according to County Commissioner Renee McDermott, has been modified in many merciful ways. For example, it now allows families to subdivide plots eight ways without conducting a hydrological study.