Group Warns Cities Not to Absorb Farmland
June 08, 2010
By Damian Mann
Group warns cities not to absorb farmland
Friends of Jackson County urges communities to boost population density instead
A land-use watchdog group is urging local cities to stop eyeing 1,200 acres of prime farmland as they consider expanding their boundaries to accommodate populations that are projected to double.
Friends of Jackson County sent cities and Jackson County a letter on June 2 suggesting they increase population density rather than expand across agricultural land, which could risk conflicts with state land-use laws. . .