Recent political tussles over appointments to the City's Planning Committee would seem now to have resulted in a stalemate between forces that the London Free Press characterizes as wanting either to "support development led by the private sector" or to "wrest some control of growth away from developers." What control of growth would that be? Simply from the Planning Committee's existence as a board to approve, amend or refuse development proposals, it should be fairly obvious that the City already has complete control over growth as much as it chooses to exercise. The Free Press, in other words, is engaging in a little populist revisionism to defend an agenda of stemming growth by councillors Nancy Branscombe, Judy Bryant and Gina Barber. If an apology should be required for any perceived dissatisfaction over growth, shouldn't it be coming from the City instead of developers?