Earlier this year, we pointed out the obvious — that elected officials can't be against both density and sprawl — earning an earful from the Grand Junction City Council while defending recent zoning decisions for the Maverick annexation and the Burkey Park property.

But the council's Sept. 29 op-ed in the Sentinel, signed by all councilors except Anna Stout and Phyllis Norris, concluded by acknowledging changes are needed:

"The city is developing a new Comprehensive Plan to replace the existing, 10-year old plan and is in dialogue with the county about possible changes to the Persigo agreement. Changes to the Zoning and Development Code may follow. Collectively that work should provide a new road map for future development that will avoid the collision of our current land use requirements with consistent planned growth."

Read more at The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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