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Cities Resist Regional Plan to Limit Sprawl
SF Public Press ^
| June 13, 2012
| Angela Hart
Posted on 06/16/2012 8:19:22 AM PDT by Twotone
Weak regional agencies could miss pollution targets if they are unable to persuade local leaders to change
A high-profile effort to focus new Bay Area housing into energy-efficient transit villages is seen as unworkable even as it makes its public debut this summer, say urban planners, because regional government lacks the authority to make cities build dense urban neighborhoods.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: green; sprawl; transit
"Planners have become more discouraged about the plans prospects in part because of recent resistance from conservative activists, who pack meetings across the region to denounce the plan as authoritarian and social engineering."
Cry me a river...
posted on 06/16/2012 8:19:26 AM PDT
posted on 06/16/2012 8:47:58 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
If zoning can make laws enforcing low density (mandated large lot sizes and minimum house size) then it can mandate density as well.
Can’t have it both ways.
posted on 06/16/2012 10:22:03 AM PDT
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