Bill Carle

Fears of Zoning
12:08 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Land Use Suggestions In Comprehensive Plan Irk Farm Bureau

The McDonough County Courthouse
Credit Rich Egger

The McDonough County Comprehensive Plan Committee made some last minute changes before sending the plan to the full county board for its approval.

Most significantly, almost all references to “land use” were removed. Some committee members and the McDonough County Farm Bureau Board of Directors treated the seven letter phrase like a four letter word and feared it would eventually lead to the “z” word: zoning.

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