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Joseph Hensley Park was developed in part with federal money from the Land and Water Conservation Act, which means it was protected from development despite a determination last week from the city attorney.

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City Attorney Gave Green Light to Hensley Before All Documents Were Reviewed

Federal grant from 1970s provided barrier to private development of public land.

Recently unearthed documents from city and state archives show Joseph Hensley Park is protected by the Land and Water Conservation Act, which financed development of the city-owned property in the late 1970s.


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