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Wed, May 22

Letter: Slow the growth

Editor:

The article: “Selling Arizona” hit home with me, home being Chino Valley. We came here from California two years ago.

We retired from raising children, careers and more crime than we care to discuss. I try to stay out of politics because I find it so frustrating. I do though read the Chino Valley Review that is kindly left in our driveway every Wednesday.

I read about growth and infrastructure and our need to pay for it all. We love our little plot of land and our animals. We love being on septic and well. We love going to garage sales almost any day of the week. I’ve read that at the end of summer garage sale signs will no longer be allowed on public property in CV. “Growth” means using city water and sewer.

I believe a new council member recently said that those against growth wanted to remain “small” and keep their heads in the sand. (She was highly praised, go figure).

We love it here just the way it is. If our property tax needs an increase to help support this lifestyle, so be it. I don’t feel responsible for the infrastructure necessary for new tract homes and/or association tracts. They choose the lifestyle, let them pay the cost. They can pay higher property tax and bonds. According to the “Selling Arizona” article there are plenty of people who love the same things we do about Arizona and our town.

Are we all small with our “heads in the sand”? Shame on the know-it-alls who think they know what everyone else wants.

Terri Doria

Chino Valley

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