I am writing to provide an update on the CB58-2008 referendum petition drive that started last November after the Howard County Maryland Council approved a 300% zoning increase for the size of grocery stores in Turf Valley.You may recall that citizens gathered over 9,300 signatures to place this legislation on the ballot for voters to decide in the 2010 election.

The Kenai city council has approved $15,000 in taxpayer funds to fight an initiative placed on the ballot by city residents. Residents of the MAPS subdivision collected signatures to call a referendum on an ordinance that changed zoning laws to allow for increased development in their neighborhood.

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A group of Missoula, MT citizens has begun a petition against proposed zoning changes in the city. The changes would allow for more development and higher density.

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