Ann Margolin says she is still riding the fence about the proposed conservation district in the Disney Streets, which we’ve been covering here on our blog.

“I’m still in the process of talking to people and learning about the issues,” she told me during a recent meeting.

She went on to say that she thinks the city’s current system for creating conservation districts needs to be remodeled.

“Right now, ten people can request a meeting with the city. That’s just too low of a threshold if you’re going to be using the city’s resources.”

And she thinks it tends to be misleading.

“It leads people to believe that if you meet a set of criteria, your request for a conservation district will be granted. But that’s not so. This is a zoning case that is changing people’s property rights, so it’s subject to change—even if you meet all the criteria.”

No more public meetings are scheduled right now, but I’ll keep you posted on that. You can find information from neighbors opposed to the conservation district here. And you can find information form neighbors supporting the conservation district here.

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