2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:22:34 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Arizona land swap legislation
Effort to allow land swaps benefiting bases renewed

by Howard Fischer
Arizona Business Gazette
December 1, 2011

Saying Arizona can't afford to lose its military jobs, a veteran state lawmaker is making yet another bid to persuade voters to let the state trade away lands if the move helps preserve bases.

Rep. John Nelson, R-Litchfield Park, said Washington is looking at ways to pare military spending. He said one point likely to be considered is whether it makes sense to maintain or expand an air base or if encroachment from development makes that a bad idea.

His legislation and proposed constitutional amendment would give the state the power to do land swaps if the ultimate goal is to preserve open space around military bases.

Such permission would not so much affect a direct trade with the federal government as the ability of Arizona to obtain property around bases now owned by developers and instead provide them with other parcels elsewhere.


For the entire article, see
http://www.azcentral.com/business/abg/articles/2011/12/01/20111201abg- landswaps1201.html


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