Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents the owners of the proposed Joslyn Crown Wedding and Event Center
By Dana Trumbull | Apache Junction Gold Canyon Independent
Tax Injunction Denied
On March 28, County Manager Greg Stanley reported to the Pinal County Board of Supervisors (BOS) the ruling of the court denying the Goldwater Institute’s request for a preliminary injunction to temporarily halt the collection of the half-cent transportation excise tax (Proposition 417).
Judge Christopher T. Whitten of Maricopa County Superior Court ruled against the injunction request on March 23. The legality of the variable tax rate, however, is yet to be determined.
Joslyn Crown Zoning Change Approved
On March 28, with a 4-1 vote, the BOS approved a zone change with 31 stipulations for the proposed Joslyn Crown wedding and event center, from CR-1 (very low density residential) to C-3 (general commercial). The approval clears the way for John and Christina Ramer, owners of the property, to proceed with the Pinal County site plan review and permitting process.