Sopori Ranch owners seek approval to ...

Sopori Ranch owners seek approval to develop land

There are 3 comments on the The Arizona Daily Star story from Nov 15, 2007, titled Sopori Ranch owners seek approval to develop land. In it, The Arizona Daily Star reports that:

The owners of a historic southern Arizona ranch are asking Santa Cruz County to change its general plan to allow thousands of acres to be developed into home sites. via The Arizona Daily Star

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Stephen Alish-TaSen

Tempe, AZ

#1 Dec 19, 2007
As you know from your attendance at the meeting in Nogales re: the Sopori ranch and Las Mesas project, the community in attendance overwhelmingly opposed the projects yet the pro-developers Supervisor Bobby Damon and Board Chairman Manny Ruiz voted for the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and the with the aforesaid supervisors voted 2-1 to amend the county's Comprehensive Land Use Plan....

I have been researching the project and have found it very interesting that the principles are never referred to by name and there appears to be invisible spokespersons for the project.

I can't help but wonder if a conflict of interest may exist between Mr. Ruiz and comrade who supported the proposals. In other words, are they financially involved or have financial interests in Sopori Ranch, Las Mesas, First United Realty, subcontractors or are one of the 12,500 investors?
Harry Peck

Tucson, AZ

#2 Jun 29, 2008
Stephen Alish-TaSen wrote:
As you know from your attendance at the meeting in Nogales re: the Sopori ranch and Las Mesas project, the community in attendance overwhelmingly opposed the projects yet the pro-developers Supervisor Bobby Damon and Board Chairman Manny Ruiz voted for the amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and the with the aforesaid supervisors voted 2-1 to amend the county's Comprehensive Land Use Plan....
I have been researching the project and have found it very interesting that the principles are never referred to by name and there appears to be invisible spokespersons for the project.
I can't help but wonder if a conflict of interest may exist between Mr. Ruiz and comrade who supported the proposals. In other words, are they financially involved or have financial interests in Sopori Ranch, Las Mesas, First United Realty, subcontractors or are one of the 12,500 investors?
I just came across the above comment. I am part of the group running the referenda to overturn that decision of the supervisors. Would you like to help? Have you tried to research any of the questions that you raised?
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Environmental Nightmare

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Aug 28, 2008
I'll be voting against Sopori as First United doesnt care about polluting the Santa Cruz River by allowing 1,000 cars per day to cross through the river at Palo Parado. Don't buy their friends of the environment B.S.

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