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Santa Cruz County settles with church group

NOGALES, Ariz. — Santa Cruz County will pay more than $40,000 for a failed
effort to stop a religious group from building a church in Tumacacori.

The Nogales International
reports that the County Board
of Supervisors recently voted to approve a settlement with Global Community
Communications Alliance.

In November, the Board of Adjustments denied the group a conditional use
permit for a 17,000-square-foot facility with a sanctuary that would hold 260
parishioners and a 40-member choir.

A large number of nearby residents in November spoke out against the

Global Community Communications Alliance appealed the decision and the
county agreed to pay the group’s legal expenses.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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