Community View first appeared in The Journal News Aug. 20, 2018
The proposed amendment to the Ramapo Comprehensive Plan is a Trojan horse.
The destruction of zoning in Ramapo has been going on for years. Usually the Ramapo Planning Board puts together a list of all of the variances that a well-connected builder needs to build high density housing where it isn’t allowed. Then the Zoning Board of Appeals approves the illegal variances. Finally, the Planning Board gives approval to the development. Since ordinary residents don’t have the resources to sue, the illegal decision is final. [Read more…]