Arizona: CCA moves for zoning change
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Rezoning could help CCA land big prison contract
By MARK COWLING, Editor
Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:13 AM
"Rezoning measures that could eventually bring as many as 5,000 more state inmates and up to 875 full-time jobs to Florence are now pending before the Town Council.
At Monday’s regular meeting, the council held a public hearing on Corrections Corporation of America’s (CCA) application to rezone 183 acres behind its current facilities from “AG” Agriculture to “LI” Light Industrial. The council also heard the first reading of an ordinance to approve the zone change.
The council could vote to approve the ordinance, along with a Conditional Use Permit that would allow prisons on the land, at its April 19 meeting. CCA is buying the acreage from Delbert and Sharon Lewis..." (finish article)
-----------------------------to the Youth of Florence, AZ-------------
Maybe most of you are into all this, but I'm sorry this is the big promise your elders and leaders have for your future in terms of jobs and guaranteed "housing". More and more prisons. They just don't know what else to do there now. Maybe you can give them some better ideas for how to use that land, so it's not used to profit off the misery of so many more who will be brought to your town to suffer their punishment, just or not, and perhaps die in a cell from a treatable illness, a murderous thug, or their own despair.
Good luck to the Resistance that I know must still be there. This isn't over yet. Let me know if I can help.
- Peggy Plews
AZ Prison Watch