Friday, February 23, 2007

How Prop. 207 really works

Dear Rattlers:

Here is a quick clip about the town of Taylor, AZ which is in the process of annexing some parcels from Navajo County. With just a little consideration of Prop. 207, everybody wins. The town gets its annexation and the property owners are protected from forced down-zoning and the accompanying decrease in property value.

It's so nice to see a few of our elected officials operating like adults and not a bunch of ham-handed commissars who force their will on the very people who pay their salaries.

Keep rattling,
Big Rattler

Taylor Council Votes To Annex Solomon Manor -- By Naomi Hatch

[Taylor, AZ Town Manager Stephen] Sturgell said that they have met with some problems because there are some subdivisions that have CC&Rs (covenants, conditions and restrictions) that require two-acre lot minimums on agricultural land. Sturgell also explained that agricultural land annexed from Navajo County that comes into the town comes in as one-acre lots.

Town Attorney Sterling Solomon has been looking into this problem and said there is good news, in that the town can amend the zoning code. Because of Proposition 207, they must be careful where they amend the zoning code so that it does not decrease property value.

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