Smart Growth: Devil Is In The Definition

The Capitol warms up to smart growth, but splits emerge as smart growth means different things to different people.

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July 29, 2000, 12:30 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


The $6.8 billion package that Gov. Gray Davis signed earlier this month to relieve highway congestion doesn't rely on more roads to ease California's traffic woes. Instead, two-thirds of the money will go to public transit. Davis's budget plan also offers $110 million to local governments that develop housing near job centers. Another bill he signed establishes the Downtown Rebound program, which will provide $25 million in loans to convert underused urban buildings into housing.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Saturday, July 29, 2000 in The Sacramento Bee

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