FACT: Ken Strobeck, Arizona League of Cities and Towns, said prior to the election on the Horizon’s program (PBS Ch. 8): “[Passage of Prop. 207] in the sense that it would essentially freeze all zoning and land use regulation just the way they are today.”
FACT: Arizona Republic (10-08-06) editorial: “Arizona would be frozen. Locked into today’s rules despite tomorrow’s differing needs.” (sic)
NOT “FROZEN” FACT #1: Attorneys for the Fain Signature Group, which owns the affected 57 acres, applied for the General Plan amendment to encourage higher-intensity development.
NOT “FROZEN” FACT #2: Consideration of Public Hearing (PC LUP 2006-003): A proposed amendment to the Flagstaff Area Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan to change the land use designation for approximately .66 acres of land located at 2650 South Beulah Boulevard from Urban Open Space to Commercial Regional Category.
Vice-Mayor Overton moved to close the public hearing, seconded by Councilmember Haughey. The vote was unanimous in favor. (Flagstaff City Council Minutes - 12-19-06)
Fact of the Facts--
It is a fact that in spite of the overheated phony “frozen” claims by opponents of the private property rights protections enacted by Prop. 207, in fact land use is NOT “locked into today’s rules despite tomorrow’s differing needs.”
Big Rattler could fill up another blog reporting the factual instances where land use changes every day in Arizona. These two examples make the point snappingly clear.
These facts make is hard to believe anything the governmento-crats and liberal media-crats say.