'Political Recall' As Slow Growth Strategy?

California's fastest growing region resorts to using the political strategy of 'recall' to slow growth.

"In 2002, researchers from Rutgers and Cornell universities derided Riverside and San Bernardino counties as the nation's worst examples of urban sprawl, far outranking other metropolises on a "sprawlometer" that measured whether areas had strong social cores, accessible streets and a mix of homes and jobs.

Recall supporters in Muscoy followed the lead of outraged residents in Murrieta, where voters last spring ousted the pro-growth mayor in the city's first-ever recall. Residents of Palm Springs, Temecula, Redlands and Norco also have skirmished recently with elected officials or developers over growth.

Thanks to SIERRA CLUB CALIF-ACTIVISTS-FORUM Listserv

Full Story: Inland Voters Use Recall as a Way to Slow Growth

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Melissa and Doug Town Blocks Wooden Play Set

Block play meets role play

New! Town block set from Melissa and Doug Toys
$28.95