Air Force Quashes Unborn NIMBYism in Arizona

As a preventive measure to avoid future NIMBYism, an Air Force base in Arizona has effectively blocked the spread of residential development close to its borders.
February 4, 2010, 8am PST | Nate Berg
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"The Air Force base pumps $2.1 billion a year into the state's economy, and Arizona leaders do not want factions warring over residential encroachment, which would make the base less desirable to decision makers as a home for the F-35.

County supervisors are expected to approve the settlement - signed by Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard - at a special meeting at the Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa on Thursday. "

The state Attorney General's Office and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had been squabbling for years over the proposed residential expansion.

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Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 in The Arizona Republic
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