Rochester Residents Say No to The State Future Project
Rochester residents voiced their concerns over property rights in their opposition to the town joining The Granite State Future project during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The goal of that project is for planning commissions to work with different groups and organizations to develop plans for transportation, environment, land use, economic development and energy. Some residents feel that by joining the Future project, residents property rights would be diminished and local officials might lose some control over planning and development. At one point during the Tuesday night meeting, residents who were in opposition were asked to stand to get an idea of how many residents were against the plan, and nearly everyone in attendance stood up. The city council now hopes to have a HUD representative to join the September 4th meeting to address citizens concern.