By Aaron Dorman | Coolidge Examiner
COOLIDGE — A potential group home for behavioral health issues sparked heated debate among Carter Ranch residents at a zoning meeting on Wednesday.
Despite learning earlier that day that the home would not be subject to their approval, the Coolidge Planning and Zoning Commission nevertheless allowed public discussion, during which many criticized the project and the city.
“I’ve seen some success stories, but I’ve some crash-and-burn stories too,” resident Samuel Murphy said. “Introducing something like this into the community, where there are so many unknowns, is a concern. … We already have drug dealing, breaking the law, issues that aren’t being attended to. This is just one more thing that is going to affect property values.”