Letters to the Editor

Legislate now to protect our border
Congress has a mandatory function for security and protection of our southern border..
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell cut off and redirect $3.3 billion to the UN immediately.
Then fund a wall and secure our nation’s sovereignty!
Legislate now before it is too late.
Bob Richards

 

Citizens lose
For the citizens of Glendale, please remember that anyone in the planning and zoning department does not and will not keep their word regarding the building of any size infill projects.
The specific issue regarding the project is the density and as ASU submitted, they want eight (homes) per acre when the surrounding neighborhood is three to five per acre.
Also, the city has approved the project even though the General Plan was approved by the voters in 2016 and that the city had to update the plan to reflect the state legislation that clearly shows that the neighborhood preservation had to be used for any new project. It states that the neighborhood and revitalization element is meant to guide the development of new neighborhoods and retain and enhance the character of existing neighborhoods.
Therefore, the planning and zoning department did not use this mandated policy as stated by state legislators, and, of course, did not let any of us know the criteria by which they all voted for approval. In fact, the planning commissioners who voted for the amendment could not or would not let me know in one of the two meetings what the criteria was to approve the amendment by ASU.
Our interface with the city, Tabitha Perry, Special Projects Executive Officer, and the planning and zoning liaison engineer for the planning and zoning commissioners, Dave Williams, have stated that they know the neighborhood citizens are disturbed and disappointed, so I hope to see the report on how this approval was obtained when, in fact, it is against state mandated policy that all involved seem to shy away from, telling us what constituted this approval.
Who runs the city and how is it that we the citizens seem to get the short side of any project?
Like I said in the city council meeting Nov. 27, score in this project: ASU and city of Glendale,100 percent, citizens 0 percent.
Gary Livingston

 

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