By Richard Harney
September 10, 2007
In response to Michael McColley's comment about being able to
tell people what businesses are allowed in any town, the city
definitely can. Many cities put a distance on how far apart
certain businesses or types of businesses can locate to one another
or other types of businesses. This is done as to not have one
location become saturated with only one type of business. Many
cities enact these zoning codes for the benefit of their city.
Unfortunately Ketchikan is run by selfish people, mainly those
in power who only cares for how many businesses he can hold on
to or give to his wife or sell to developers, not what is appropriate
for the town. *conflict of interest?*
Well, anyway, sorry for the rant but, telling people what they
can and can't do with their land is what zoning and planning
is about, it for the good of the whole who don't have a strong
voice not the individual with power.
Received September 10, 2007
- Published September 10, 2007
About: "Lived in Ketchikan,
AK now a Planning Student at ASU"
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