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November 27, 2002, 10am PST
The California State Association of Counties provided the latest battlefield in the war of words over the state housing element law.
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November 21, 2002, 6am PST
A proposed bill woudl put teeth in the state's housing element law by fining local governments that refuse to plan for new housing.
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November 13, 2002, 7am PST
Ventura County, California,remains the epicenter of the world of ballot-box planning.
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November 7, 2002, 7am PST
It's a mixed bag, but slow-growthers lose in some surprising places, while a high-profile property rights measures loses.
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October 30, 2002, 6am PST
We Californians are conflicted. Most of our urban areas are quite dense, yet those same areas often lack a center that could be called a "place."
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October 9, 2002, 8am PDT
A California state senator who's retiring -- but not shy -- says politicans can no longer lead and therefore planners must do it instead.
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October 2, 2002, 7am PDT
California has long had a north-south split, but local land use politicssuggests more of an east-west divide.
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September 26, 2002, 10am PDT
A bill that takes a small step toward better "state planning" in Californiaawaits a decision by Governor Gray Davis.
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September 18, 2002, 7am PDT
Aging regional malls with land assemblages of 50 acres or more, obsolete buildings and dwindling customer bases look like good quarries for school sites.
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September 12, 2002, 8am PDT
Voters and elected officials prefer different types of growth managementstrategies.
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September 5, 2002, 9am PDT
Don't count on a debate about growth during this year's California race for governor.
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August 28, 2002, 1pm PDT
An infrastructure fee shortfall for an 1,840-acre project in a Central California Valley city could reach into the tens of millions of dollars.
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August 22, 2002, 8am PDT
Chinatown. Blade Runner. Tombstone? What are the best urban planning movies of all time?
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August 21, 2002, 7am PDT
What to do when public subsidies for convention centers and the towering hotels adjacent to them aren't enough?
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August 14, 2002, 8am PDT
The City of San Diego is having toconfront institutional obstacles to its proposed "City of Villages."plan.
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August 7, 2002, 5am PDT
Infrastructure and open space policy also shape metropolitan growth.
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July 31, 2002, 9am PDT
Developers say they don't want to buildattached housing units in California because of liability for alleged construction defects.
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July 24, 2002, 7am PDT
At a San Luis Obispo, CA workshop, local officials complain that housing elements don't take resource constraints into account.
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July 18, 2002, 9am PDT
Finally, there is a movie that specifically tackles urban planning
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July 10, 2002, 7am PDT
A decade after the passage of the "revenue neutrality" law, the incorporation of new cities appears to be back as a major planning issue in California.
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