Monday, September 12, 2011

Citizen Disputes that Foothills is not about Politics

To all COLA LO members,

Last week in the LO review a citizen responded to two earlier articles regarding the foothills project and the sensitive lands ordinance.   The citizen claims that the foothills area should have been designated sensitive but was excluded by offsetting it with regulations in our neighborhood back yards.   Its a very serious claim and one that should be evaluated by residents. 

The article states:

The “sensitive lands” program is about working the system to ensure that areas of economic interest to developers and the city can be more easily developed. This is being done at the expense of many private residential property owners, resulting in loss of equal rights and loss of home value due to the “sensitive lands” permanent land use restrictions. Backyards are being treated like community nature preserves and homeowners no longer even have the simple freedom of landscaping their backyards without city oversight while more environmentally significant areas closest to the largest bodies of water are densely developed. This “trade” has to end and all private residential property owners should have their rights restored.

It can be found at:  The Politics of Foothills

Please notify all members, contacts and friends.

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