'Progress Is Just Another Word For Letting Builders Build'

In a "revolutionary action, anti-sprawl voters in Ann Arbor, MI, agree to a new tax to buy and preserve open space.
November 10, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"By a 2-to-1 margin, [voters in Ann Arbor, Michigan] approved a tax to pay for buying land outside the city limits. The greenbelt millage -- which replaces an expiring tax that acquired parkland inside the city -- is expected to raise $84 million over 30 years and $1.9 million in its very first year. Two-thirds of that will be used to buy land or to buy the development rights to existing farm land."

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Thursday, November 6, 2003 in The Detroit News
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