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We should post “Welcome to R-1-3” on the interstate as you enter our city. The city should be managing growth, not allowing it to happen unchecked. The responsibility of this rests with the Planning Commission.
The city has a master plan that is ignored every month when the Planning Commission meets. R-1-3, or a high-density single-family residential zoning, runs counter to the plan and responsible growth.
Roads, schools and infrastructure are already stretched to their limits. If the city’s master plan is too old, the City Council can amend it.
Let’s have responsible, managed growth. If some want to be Madison, move there.