The Anti-Tax, Smart Growth Connection

It would be ironic if anti-tax conservatives were in fact unknowingly creating strong incentives for smart growth. This may be what's happening in California.
June 24, 2003, 3pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Politics is full of ironies, but this one may be the most delicious: We may one day thank anti-tax conservative legislators... for having forced the Sacramento region to reach a consensus on smart growth principles in transportation and land use... The Republicans at the state Capitol who defend the requirement for a two-thirds vote to pass local transportation sales taxes are giving opponents of urban sprawl the political leverage to remake the face of Sacramento's future."

Thanks to California Infrastructure Brief

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Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 in The Sacramento Bee
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