Why do some rural residents oppose zoning?

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Why do some rural residents oppose zoning?

La Plata County wants to improve land-use approval process, while providing standards
Jim Greer, right, his son, Frank, center, and Jim’s father, Pat Greer, represent three of the family’s six generations that have lived on the family ranch near Red Mesa. Jim Greer opposes La Plata County’s interest in establishing zoning rules and says he needs to have options for how he wants to use his land.
La Plata County is exploring how to implement zoning rules, which officials say would help steer more responsible growth. Zoning rules, however, could affect how the Greer family is able to use its land near Red Mesa.
Jim Greer, right, his son, Frank, left, and Jim’s father, Pat Greer sit on Pat’s porch. Six generations of the Greer family have farmed in La Plata County. Pat Greer says zoning rules could hurt the agriculture community.

Why do some rural residents oppose zoning?

Jim Greer, right, his son, Frank, center, and Jim’s father, Pat Greer, represent three of the family’s six generations that have lived on the family ranch near Red Mesa. Jim Greer opposes La Plata County’s interest in establishing zoning rules and says he needs to have options for how he wants to use his land.
La Plata County is exploring how to implement zoning rules, which officials say would help steer more responsible growth. Zoning rules, however, could affect how the Greer family is able to use its land near Red Mesa.
Jim Greer, right, his son, Frank, left, and Jim’s father, Pat Greer sit on Pat’s porch. Six generations of the Greer family have farmed in La Plata County. Pat Greer says zoning rules could hurt the agriculture community.
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