Silly Con Valley

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But he acknowledges that some people had fully expected him to follow the department's directions no matter how nonsensical. And Chierighino says they were angry that he hadn't.

Chierighino claims he was berated by some land-use attorneys who believed the land was worth only $15,000 an acre, and produced comps to back up their argument.

But Chierighino dismisses those figures, adding without a hint of irony: "You can find comps to back up anything you want to say. You know that.

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