Policy dispute puts Verona development on hold

By Paul Snyder

Elected municipal leaders, not an appointed commission, should determine where and how cities grow in Wisconsin, according to Verona’s director of planning and development.

“That decision, for me, is black and white,” Bruce Sylvester said. “By law, elected officials at the municipal level make growth decisions. But now people are challenging that.”

Those people, Sylvester said, are the members of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. The commission rejected a city of Verona request to annex 265 acres from the town of Verona. The city’s growth plan includes housing and a clinic for the land.

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