Yuma County Supervisors vote against approving Foothills rezoning
In a 3-2 vote after a three-hour, standing-room-only meeting, the Yuma County Board of Supervisors caved to NIMBYs and quashed a request for rezoning hundreds of acres around Fortuna Wash for housing. More than 630 naysayers flooded the board with letters of opposition, dragging out the tired tropes of traffic, water, public services, and so on. The NIMBYs griped that they’re not against development, but want more transparency about the project. An agent for Granite Yuma, the developer seeking rezoning, said residents would be looped in over the next 10 years as the project unfolds.