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Longview Councilman concerned about landscaping ordinance impact

Longview Councilman concerned about landscaping ordinance impact
Longview News-Journal
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:44am

At the intersection of aesthetics and economics, Longview’s attempt to balance the city’s natural beauty with the need for added business and industry has one councilman wondering if the city’s efforts are overreaching.

In 2009, Longview passed a landscaping ordinance designed to preserve the area’s natural landscape.

Though the intent was good, District 5 City Councilman Sidney Allen believes the ordinance’s guidelines are so restrictive that the city is losing heavy industry and manufacturing companies to areas outside city limits, or to other areas altogether.

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