Monday, February 27, 2006

The Incredible Shrinking City

Judge Quinn issued his ruling this morning on the Bluffdale disconnection case. All I have at the moment is the brief Trib story on their daily update -- no doubt more will be available tomorrow, which I'll update onto this entry. I'll also try to get the ruling text itself. But the judge ruled against the city, which will likely result in a disconnection of some 40% of Bluffdale City's land area.

Interesting excerpt the Trib reports, however. In ruling against the city and in favor of the developers and landowners, Judge Quinn wrote, "While justice and equity do not require any specific outcomes from a planning and zoning process, they do require that the planning process be fair, expeditious and consistent. The Bluffdale process as applied to South Farm lacks these elements."

It will be interesting to see what Judge Quinn thought was unfair about the process. Something else for us to put in our pipes and think on for a while, I'm sure.

Bluffdale City officials have said they will appeal the District Court ruling.

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