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Monroe County Passes Land Use Plan

Many people expressed their opposition to the plan at the public hearing Friday.

Dozens of Monroe County residents gathered in Bloomington’s City Hall Friday morning to voice their opposition to the county’s land use plan.

The plan eventually passed 2-1, after nearly three hours of public comment. CFC Properties President Jim Murphy has been a plan opponent for more than a year.

“This plan overreaches, and controls how land will be used in the future,” he says.

Many who spoke, objected to a provision specifying that land must not have more than a 15-percent slope.

Some county officials, including Plan Commission members Richard Martin and Kevin Enright, spoke in favor of the plan. Commissioner Mark Stoops, who voted in favor of the plan, says it will ensure responsible development in the county for the next twenty years.

The plan now moves to the Plan Commission for a final review.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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