"I think the job of the magistrates is to do what the people of their district want," said Pschorr to the audience. At several points she received applause from the front row.
When Pschorr was told the commission would not be abolished that night, she asked magistrates to instead reorganize the 8-member body to equally represent the five magisterial districts. At the time, Teater's district held four representatives while the remaining had only one.
"They were equalized as much as possible because nobody else would take them," said Judge-executive E.J. Hasty.
The motion to have two commissioners from each district, while Teater lost two, was passed.
But the discussion against planing and zoning heatedly continued, despite the insistence of the court that zoning was an issue. The commission was formed to create a comprehensive land plan, with zoning not even being discussed, said Hasty.
"Where did zoning come from?" asked Hasty with slight impatience.
Opponents of the commission kept interrupting Peel
Several times during the meeting opponents of the commission had to be asked to quiet down as they interrupted county planning supporter Barry Peel.
"My only concern here, is that this process is going to stop," said Peel of the possibility of disbanding the commission. If the county doesn't create a plan, he warned, the state will force it on them in less than 10 years.
Peel also said a study of the county land use would only abolish ignorance, not property rights. The front row of the court began heckling Peel and speaking over him as he talked about what he said were misinformed and unfounded reasons people had against a comprehensive land plan.
"Don't let the people cut him off," County Attorney Jeff Moss told Hasty.
"Hear, hear, he's doing the talking," Hasty continuously boomed over the audience.
Among the consequences of not allowing the commission to make their comprehensive plan, one that the court would have to approve before it came into effect, Peel listed the lack of desirable development, the growth of bio-hazardous dumps, hog farms and the dismal future for the county's children.
"People say, 'Well, you're just trying to scare us.' You're absolutely right. You ought to be scared to death at the prospect of what the county will be like in 20 years," said Peel.
Entire front row walked out
At that point, the entire front row of the crowd walked out.
"We don't have to listen to this," mumbled Billy Conn on his way out.
"That's probably the finest compliment I've had, and I'm an old man," said Peel as he continued.
Conn and the rest of the group would later re-enter the court, if only temporarily.
Moss also spoke to the grumbling crowd, trying to dispel the rumors of a county dictatorship over land use.
"What this is doing is taking your money, your taxpayer's dollars, and is saying, this is where we want to be five, 10 years from now... Let them come up with a document first," before it is torn to pieces said Moss.
"Lets let them finish the task they're set out to complete, and then sit down and discuss it," said Peel.