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PRIORITIES: Don’t add up

| May 12, 2021 1:00 AM

You just have to love Post Falls and the priorities of city government. An older woman tries to sell some crafts out of a shed at her home (Coeur d’Alene Press article of May 5) and the police show up. It seems this is not compatible with the neighborhood and must be approved by the city zoning administrator.

A developer needs zoning waived and it’s no problem. This is from a Coeur d’Alene Press article “Rubber Stamp of Approval” in reference to the recent approval by planning and zoning of the North Shore Development: “The projects proposed density is 4.7 units per acre, which falls below the city’s threshold of five. For reference, a typical development sees about 3.8 units per acre…Neighborhoods surrounding the proposed development range from 1.3 homes per acre to upward of 2.8 units per acre…”

“We have to give (the applicant) a path toward approval. That is a requirement by code.” Isn’t that the responsibility of people on the payroll of the developer? Thank God the city of Post Falls is concerned about an older woman and her shed, all on her own property. I for one am encouraged that Post Falls city government is finally getting a handle on the growth in our area. Welcome to Post Falls, California.


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