"They turn out at the public meetings in large numbers, are well organized, frequently have a list of names from the neighborhood and often come with their own legal counsel. They can turn a seasoned lawyer into a quivering and stumbling idiot, cause expert witnesses to lose their confidence and invariably add to the developer's cost, both in time and money.
They are the public opinion."
Smolski, Chester, "What the Neighbors Will Say: A Quick Guide for Developers" (1988). Smolski Texts. 334.
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