Paul Cunningham stating that in order to change the ordinance, "there would have to be public hearings and study sessions and lots of thinking and planning in the halls of government", demonstrates exactly why it takes so long to get any change accomplished in Tucson. While the city council is caught up in all of their bureaucratic baloney and hoop jumping, people who could already be working will remain unemployed and/or on food stamps and unable to contribute to or participate in, our local economy.
It would take one person less than a day to gather information and statistics regarding the up and down sides of allowing larger commercial growing operations (perhaps 'borrowing' some of that information from our neighbors to the north, who already allow growth operations of that size) and to prepare a report on the findings to present to the city council. After that, why would it require the numerous "... public hearings and study sessions and lots of thinking and planning"?
No wonder our local economy is so stagnant, when change is always mired down by the convolutions required by the city council.
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