YUMA, Ariz. – On Wednesday at the Yuma City Council meeting, the council discussed a plan to annex almost 15 acres of land and re-zone it for apartment complexes near 24th street and avenue 9E. After hearing from concerned residents, they decided to delay voting on the matter until August 5th. The council says they want to make sure the farmers would be fine with having apartments built south of their property and they want to make sure the apartments would not disrupt the farmers land.
Many residents showed up to the meeting to express their concerns. Billie Wooten spoke in front of the council saying that her and the rest of the residents would be fine if they property stayed at low density instead of being raised to medium density.