The Roseburg City Council was tested twice recently on whether it’s business friendly. Both times, the council passed. Councilors were nearly unanimous last week in rezoning 11½ acres to make more types of businesses eligible to open in blocks just north of downtown and off Diamond Lake Boulevard. Councilors had to pause and consider opposition to the rezoning. Residents protested that commercial enterprises will disrupt their neighborhood. The area already mixes homes and commercial buildings. Some of the area was zoned for light and medium industries. Right now, the area looks like it was designated for big, empty buildings. The …
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