Arizona's Efforts to Save Military Bases Stymied by Development, Lack of Funds

Williamson, Richard
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/12/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31655, p6
Trade Publication
Arizona's efforts to save its largest military employer from closure are being hampered by continuing development around Luke Air Force Base and by a lack of money to buy property in the flight path of bomb-laden fighter jets. Arizona's proposal raise sales taxes to buy open space that would act as a buffer and prevent development around bases remains in limbo. Two key factors to be considered in closing bases will be noise complaints from surrounding neighbors and safety.


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