California's Smart Growth Agenda
The current budget crisis has diverted focus away from the efforts of some to reform the state's planning and development framework. Because of that some postulated that it might be years before Smart Growth and Environmental Quality return to the level of prominence they currently hold. While it may be true that some issues were postponed in the rush to balance the budget, a number of significant land use bills made it through the session, were signed by the Governor and are still being implemented. Steve Nissen, Direrctor of the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research sat down with The Planning Report to assure its readers that meaningful land use reform did happen in the last session and will continue to happen on his watch.
Thanks to Jon Lonner