'Political Recall' As Slow Growth Strategy?

California's fastest growing region resorts to using the political strategy of 'recall' to slow growth.
October 18, 2005, 2pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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"In 2002, researchers from Rutgers and Cornell universities derided Riverside and San Bernardino counties as the nation's worst examples of urban sprawl, far outranking other metropolises on a "sprawlometer" that measured whether areas had strong social cores, accessible streets and a mix of homes and jobs.

Recall supporters in Muscoy followed the lead of outraged residents in Murrieta, where voters last spring ousted the pro-growth mayor in the city's first-ever recall. Residents of Palm Springs, Temecula, Redlands and Norco also have skirmished recently with elected officials or developers over growth.


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Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 in Los Angeles Times
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