I am concerned that we, the Council, are straying away from some of the basic principles that the Reorganization of Union, Eagle and Zionsville was based on. Central to Reorganization was that the property owners, most likely to be impacted, should have greater representation on boards, commissions and committees to ensure that their voices were heard. Not to overwhelm, but just to be heard.
A lot of District 1 folks live at addresses that sound more like map coordinates than quaint neighborhoods. 1880 South 950 East instead of 12 Rolling Rock Court. In the Council’s quest to diversify Zionsville’s reliance of 97% on residential and rural property for our tax revenue, they continue to deny adequate rural representation. We need more business and commercial development to share the tax burden in Zionsville.
While I am certain they are fair minded, the Council’s Land Use committee lives on Hunt Club Rd, Maxwell Ln and Sycamore St. With something as CRITICAL to Zionsville’s future, both in a fiscal and physical sense I thought we could have done better. I doubt if we are going to create a new technology park or business incubation center on Elm or Mulberry Street.