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    Cyburbian Hawkeye66's avatar
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    How flexible is the comprehensive plan?

    We are about finished with ours...We are close to an interstate highway that has a commercially zoned property in an unincorporated area that is not currently in our growth plan. The landowner is more aggressive about selling the property than those in our planned growth area, so there is a good chance development will happen farther out first. How would you handle this?

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    Involuntary annexation. Seriously I would look at intergovernmental agreements like they use in Johnson County.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    We have a fringe area agreement.

    I guess what I am asking is; How literall should the plan be taken? Just as a rough guide?

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    Hawkeye 66

    All plans are guides for the elected official to use as they wish...weak and they fold early...strong and they lose the following election........so it is the middle3 ground one strives for with crossed fingers.

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