The Anti-Sprawl Catch-22

New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey promised the nation's toughest anti-sprawl campaign. Nine months later...
October 23, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The governor and his staff conceded in recent interviews that a divided Legislature and opposition from builders made it pointless to introduce the most far-reaching anti-sprawl laws he outlined in a fiery State of the State address in January, when he vowed to take on "those who profit from the strip malls and McMansions."...Controlling sprawl in New Jersey is a universally popular idea in the abstract but becomes politically fraught when it comes to telling builders where to build, towns how to zone, and residents where they can live."

Thanks to Linda LaSut

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Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 in The New York Times
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