Car Lot 'No Excuse For Any Zoning Change'

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Editor:

I was deeply saddened to read the current (about 25) employees of Ponderosa Steakhouse will lose their jobs only so Mr.(Jeff) Sievert can sell used cars from that property. The "already committed water" from the restaurant is no excuse for any zoning change.

It appears to me, the P&Z Commission acted prematurely to rezone C-3 without a positive guarantee that this property will be converted only to a new car dealership.

Merely by a bluff the property owners have increased their land values by at least $250,000. As they now have the "only C-3 zoned parcel on Highway 260 in Payson (for used cars)."

Nicholas Brotcke, Payson

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