Obviously I would not want to live "2,000 ft" away from any landfill! Hell, I wouldn't want to live a mile or two near one either; therefore I can understand the concern of property values and other negative impacts on the current housing market and surrounding conditions. I have been a home owner before, I get it. However, what I do not understand whatsoever is how everyone near a landfill in other parts of town (i.e. Los Reales and Tangerine Landfills) now want to jump on the bandwagon and put in their two cents. This article states that these were developed over a ten year period?? Maybe re-zoning and expansion..yes...but not created after these new subdivisions were built! Get real. Funny, I remember during the housing boom in the "late pleasantness era" not too long ago, everyone and there brother was buying homes and selling homes (overnight real estate experts all of a sudden!) and the money was being exchanged hand over fist! Included in all of this were these new subdivisions sprouting up along the I-10 east corridor with the mountainous Los Reales Landfill as a scenic backdrop! I remember thinking: "What the hell...who the hell???", etc.. Not to mention nine out of ten of these were probably sold to people who had no business financing a $200,000 house on a $25,000 per year job (and we blame banks! Do the fucking math folks!). At any rate I hear complaints about loss of property value, NOW? The damn landfill was there ALREADY! The trash was there stinking, ALREADY! Hell, I-10 poses more of a hazard than the landfill! But don't worry, I'm sure that's next. As for Marana, I'm happy to hear that this is being fought on the front side of the deal..I tend to agree with "Retrorv" on this situation. I will part with this..not that this is what Marana has said or stated..but remember one thing: The next big idea or great thought for development that gets thrown out there and actually gets acted on, don't turn around and cry when they build it...in your backyard!
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