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Neighbors get organized to protect zoning

Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 by No comments yet

Neighbors have plenty of cause to get organized.  One Burlington neighborhood nearly had its zoning changed by a last minute political move to allow lots to be subdivided… potentially a big deal for residents.

One neighbor got wind of it and posted a message… “contact our city councilors ASAP!”  That message was published to about 100 households today at 1:00 PM.  Here’s the note from one of the councilors…

As of 2:30pm on Monday October 22 I have already received almost a dozen emails from you all about the protection of Van Patten Pkwy.  To me clearly this shows the effectiveness of Front Porch Forum.

And, this just in (the city council meeting just adjourned)…

Great news, our neighborhood was restored to Amendment 34!  Our neighborhood will retain it’s unique flavor, and lessens the risk of over development.

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