Schwarzenegger Signs Smart-Zoning Bill

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a bill that institutionalizes form-based zoning for the first time in California history.

It's an exciting time for planners in California, write Laura Hall and Paul Crawford, FAICP, in this week's Planetizen editorial.

It all came about because of a less-than-exciting experience in a small California city. Although the community and elected officials fully supported the walkable, community-based concepts of a form-based code, the city attorney questioned whether it was legal.

This led to the paper titled, "White Paper on Smart Growth Policy in California", that subsequently became the basis for California's new form-based zoning legislation.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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