Estes, Jackson Interview – Podcast December 16, 2019

The Conflict Between Property Owner Rights And Community Interests. Democratic Perspective welcomes Bev Jackson, president of the Cornville Community Association, and Steve Estes, director of Verde Valley Land Preservation Institute. They discuss plans to fight a zoning request for another large development in rural Arizona. The proposed Spring Creek development would add approximately 6,000 people to Cornville, an unincorporated community of 3,200 people.

Not only would the development change the character of the community. It would threaten Native American ruins of archeological significance, a natural spring, and a pristine stream that provides water for numerous endangered species. Residents have provided 5 alternative development proposals that would meet with community approval. Yet the property owners only seem to care about maximizing profits.

The fate of the community and the development will be up to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.

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