Out of curiosity, I drove around the jailhouse spring neighborhood, and I saw easily over two dozen signs about the Rose Farm development. This is a much higher sign density compared to other parts of the town, so it looks like a "not in my backyard" phenomenon. People on the other side of town don't seem to express as much interest. Fair enough. If the sign holders organized a plan to collect voluntary contributions to purchase the property themselves and maintain it as they envision it, I would be happy to donate. It looks like they want to use government force to prohibit development.
Nobody talks about the underlying issue: who owns the water, the roads, the property, the woods, and the air? "We" do, which means the government rulers ultimately decide, and they choose based on how it benefits themselves.