RAID launches Crossing petition

KINGMAN - After the City Council voted 5-2 on Monday to approve the city's request to amend General Plan: 2020, Kingman's land-use designation map, members of the watchdog group Residents Against Irresponsible Development gathered at the city complex Tuesday morning to file for a referendum to nullify the action.

Several RAID members spoke out against an amendment request that will change the land use of 168 acres of currently open space on the south side of Interstate 40. It is now designated for regional commercial.

Part of the plan of this project, called Kingman Crossing, includes a future interchange and retail shopping center, which will be developed in collaboration with owners of the 205 acres on the north side of I-40.

RAID asked Council on Monday that the amendment be postponed for a year on the basis that too many questions remain unanswered about the impacts of the development. RAID has 30 days to collect 461 valid signatures, or 10 percent of last May's voters, to put this amendment on the ballot in November.