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Sat, July 20

Letter: Development fix


Frequent letters in this newspaper bemoan development and the resulting traffic that is destroying our community. They blame the politicians who will not act to stop it. Our whole local economy is based on construction. Furthermore, if one community acted to slow development, it would just move to one of the other local communities.

There is a way to stop it or at least slow it down. A person or group with the resources could go to court and seek an injunction to stop all construction of new dwelling units until t he appropriate state agencies certify that the roads are safe and adequate for the traffic that will result from more building.

The court could order local communities to submit a plan dealing with problems such as congested local roads, alternate egress from all developments and rules for construction that is already in progress. Development should really be an issue addressed at the state level. Local politicians cannot be expected to resist the pressure that developers bring to bear.

Lawrence C. Preston

Prescott Valley


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