About a third of neighbors protested a proposed 326-unit infill development on a defunct golf course in Tucson called Quail Canyon, triggering a law saying a super-majority of the city council has to approve it for it to move forward. Neighbors dislike the density of the project, which calls for 210 apartments and 116 tightly packed single-family homes. One neighbor claimed that pushback wasn’t due to NIMBYism but “public safety,” including—surprise—added traffic as well as potential flooding. Supervisor Rex Scott, who represents the district, is in a jam politically despite his personal support for the added housing. The author has concerns about the impact on wildlife if the 58-acre parcel open space were to be reduced by half, but also advocates for changing the law that gives an outsized amount of influence to a minority of typically white, wealthy residents.