A Community That Fails To Plan, Plans To Fail

Steve Herbaly, a former planning director, talks about how politics gets in the way of planning.
September 23, 2005, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"In rural areas of the Rocky Mountain West such as Flathead County, if there is a land use policy plan, it is usually a set of vague generalities about goals for the future. It may contain some ideas about preservation, unless of course this preservation happens to keep John or Jane Doe from doing whatever they want with the land. The result is usually that there is little to no regulation, and substandard developments expand uncontrollably with no real services or infrastructure."

Thanks to Mr. Crowley

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2005 in Bigfork Eagle

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