After You Beat Them, Join Them

The Saint ReportNews 2008, saintblog0 Comments

July 2008 Aggregates Manager Atlas

DON’T VIEW PERMITTING AS A ONETIME PUBLIC RELATIONS ENDEAVOR. THOSE OLD FRIENDS MAY INFLUENCE NEW GOALS AS WELL.

The relief of no longer having to deal with irrational neighborhood opponents and their trumped-up arguments can be one of the most satisfying parts of successfully permitting your quarry or plant and opening for business. You’ll never have to deal with those meddling troublemakers again.

It’s an appealing pipe dream. But sitting back and expecting your vanquished foes to “live and let live” won’t cut it.

You may not know it now, but eventually you’ll find yourself needing zoning relief or public approvals for change in your operations or an expansion. You might even want to open a new facility in another community miles away.

After You Beat Them, Join Them

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