When Anti-Growth Goes Too Far

Will anti-growth activists in Santa Monica, California cause world-renowned think tank RAND to leave the city it has called home for 50 years?

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September 8, 2000, 1:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


RAND's headquarters in Santa Monica, California has changed the course of international affairs. But if it is to stay in Santa Monica, it must relocate its proposed six-story headquarters from one end of the land it once owned to the small, odd-shaped parcel it retained at the other end. But the think tank’s efforts are being challenged by a staunch anti-growth city government and restricted by a development plan. It's departure would be a significant blow to the City, where RAND is one of the top 10 employers . Where does the need to limit growth end?

Thanks to Chris Steins

Friday, September 8, 2000 in LA Weekly

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