October 8, 2002
GRGID has just extended their outside watering restrictions D yet they say if this new development goes through they will build a new well to accommodate water use. What has changed in the last 10 years that would allow this development now?
The traffic issue is another problem. The so-called “Transportation 20/20 Committee,” (they have the signs that say “soccer moms drive these roads” and “safety is our concern,”) think they have the answer. We pay five cents more for a gallon of gas and new roads can be built to accommodate developments like this. They want to create new roads leading in and out of areas like the Ranchos, Ruhenstroth, East Valley and Johnson Lane. How does this make our roads safer? It doesn’t D but it will allow developers to get new projects pushed through D at the taxpayers expense.
Anyone who doesn’t want to see more uncontrolled growth should vote no on transportation questions, 1, 2 and 3. This new Ranchos development goes before the planning commission Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. People who are opposed need to be there to voice their opinions. We as taxpayers should not be asked to pay the way for developers.