Jim and Maureen Kearney: Vote yes for a say in Frisco
April 24, 2009
In his Summit Daily April 21 column about alleged misinformation, Rob Murphy states, “J. and M. Kearney (suggest) that the vote is about preservation of open spaces (they are not open spaces).” Rob, please do your homework before accusing others of misinformation.
Of the 12 parcels covered by the right-to-vote law, 10 are currently zoned as parks, outdoor recreation, open space or backcountry. The Peak One parcel had been open space until the recent 2009 rezoning. It was part of the National Forest from the early 1900s until 1998. From 1998 through 2009, it was zoned NR2 – outdoor recreation and open space. It is still in a natural state and is used extensively by residents as open space. Only in February of this year, after all the right-to-vote signatures were collected, did the town rezone it to high-density housing.
The current vote is about letting Frisco residents have the right to say how all of our large parcels of land are used. Most of which are still open space. A YES vote ensures this right. A NO vote says that you are willing to let others decide how our land should be used. If the YES vote prevails, everyone in Frisco will have a voice in how specific parcels of our land will be used ” for affordable housing, for recreation, for commerce, whatever. If you care about how Frisco land will be used, vote YES.