City of Edmond Opposes SQ777

The City of Edmond is currently working on a resolution to oppose two state questions on the ballot this November, one of which being State Question 777 (SQ777).

Opponents said the vaguely written state question could turn a 5-acre lot within a city or town into agriculture land with the municipality not having any remedies to control the activities.

SQ777 would compromise the city’s ability to provide an ample and safe water supply to Edmond residents at a reasonable expense, Waner said.

Cities have the right to regulate land usage and zoning according to community desires and needs, she said.

This proposed constitutional amendment protects a specific industry. No other industry in Oklahoma has protection in the state constitution, Waner said.

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