2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 12:56:53 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Ft. Worth and the Texas ballot measure
Proposition 1 on Texas ballot would let cities buy land around military bases

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)
October 11, 2009

All over the state, development continues to scooch up against military bases.

That development - big-ticket houses, apartment complexes, wind turbines and more - can endanger the military's training missions and flying patterns, and in the view of some government officials, make it more likely that a base will be closed or shrunk because of encroachment.


Proposition 1 on the Nov. 3 ballot of state constitutional amendments would provide a funding mechanism for local governments to buy property close to military bases to act as a no-development-allowed buffer zone.

Under the amendment, cities or counties could sell bonds or use tax increment financing to pay for the land acquisition.

The Naval Air Station Regional Coordination Committee - a consortium of officials from the six cities that border Naval Air Station Fort Worth, plus Tarrant County and the North Central Texas Council of Governments - has endorsed Proposition 1.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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