San Diego In Peril

San Diego Union-Tribune editorial highlights the need for a comprehensive regional approach to growth in order to preserve qualityof life in San Diego.

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September 21, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By California 2000

This San Diego Union-Tribune editorial highlights the need fora comprehensive regional approach to growth in order to preserve qualityof life in San Diego. The editorial applauds the efforts of Sen. StevePeace, D-El Cajon, to consolidate planning agencies into a singularpanel to address regional decision-making. After preliminary attempts todo so under a plan called RITA, or Regional Infrastructure andTransportation Authority, Peace has revised the proposed entity bygiving it regional land-use authority under the new acronym RGEC, orRegional Government Efficiency Commission. The 11-member board would becreated by a bill currently being reviewed by Gov. Gray Davis, theeditorial states. The new regional governmental structure would beempowered to adopt a countywide growth-management plan to which localagencies would have to conform.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Wednesday, September 20, 2000 in The San Diego Union-Tribune


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