By Bill Sniffin, Publisher, Cowboy State Daily
Some 225 Lander citizens jammed the town’s community center to comment on a proposal to change zoning in the community to allow for more short-term rentals.
Because of the widespread interest in the changes proposed by the Lander Planning Commission, the town council moved its working session on the changes from Lander’s Town Hall to its community center to provide more space for attendees.
The commission is proposing a change to zoning rules to increase the town’s housing density and allow the short-term rental of properties in all areas of the community.
The zoning changes are seen as a way to provide housing for low income residents. Based on applause for those offering comments during the session, it appeared most were against the proposed changes.
Most attendees observed social distancing guidelines and and wore masks.
The building normally holds over 1,000 people for certain events.