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4:26 AM Wed, Sept. 26th

Letter: Reality check

Editor:

Having participated in multiple Save the Dells and CWAG events I fail to see any benefit for either Prescott or Prescott Valley to approve the Arizona Eco annexation proposal. I do understand and empathize with the benefits of saving the Dells, but is the cost worth it?

By disapproving it, the development will fall under county rules and as I understand, is zoned at a 2-acre minimum. With current environmental restrictions, it would likely be less. Would you rather see: a custom, site-built home every so often or an insane amount of stacked, tract housing?

The quid pro quo density increase is ludicrous. Fiscally, we will be responsible to pay for roads, schooling and emergency services. How are we going to pay for it?

But the most important issue is water. Everyone knows we are using more water than is being replenished, yet giving up 100 million gallons of water per year is still being entertained. Paper water credits are just that — paper. I know most people that attend these events are more worried about loss of water than the possible impacts to the Dells.

David Jones

Prescott