I am writing this letter to bring up a very important issue that impacts every one of us. Do you know what new development is being planned near you this very moment? Mayor (Andy) Cook described Westfield in Current (Aug. 27) “as the fastest growing city in Indiana.” You might be surprised to learn that there are dozens of rezoning petitions and planned unit developments being proposed every other week to our APC. Some of them will benefit the community, but others have the potential to tear away at the very fabric of our unique town.
I’ve had folks tell me that there is nothing that can be done to slow commercial spread and growth, but I don’t believe that. Our council members do listen to the community, and we can impact future growth. If you don’t want to turn into just another booming town with traffic snarls, overcrowded schools and commercial put into every available piece of land please, get involved! Read the city’s community updates, look for social media updates and take a moment to read the APC agenda and meeting minutes. It is important to remind our elected officials that this town matters to us and we need a balance between growth, convenience and quality of life. It doesn’t take a lot to get involved. A quick email to the city can go a long way. You can make a difference.
Jill Comstock, Westfield