Congestion Relief Plan... Or Pork?

CP&DR Editor Bill Fulton suggests that Governor Davis' new Congestion Relief Plan is "called a plan, but it looks a lot like pork."

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June 29, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

California Planning and Development Report editor and planning expert Bill Fulton argues that the Governor's Congestion Relief Plan Bypasses Traditional Transportation Planning System: "No government planning process is more given to cumbersome bureaucratic procedures than transportation planning. But the very bureaucratic denseness of this system reveals the solid public policy logic on which it is based. This systematic approach contrasts greatly with Gov. Davis's "Transportation Congestion Relief Plan," which appears to be both a series of paybacks to the governor's supporters and an attempt to manipulate local transportation funding decisions."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Wednesday, June 28, 2000 in California Planning and Development Report


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