Abolishing Planning Won't Solve Livability Issues

A County Commission in Georgia proposes to abolishing public planning. APA replies.

January 22, 2003, 9:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


The Executive Director of APA drafted a response to a County Commissionin Georgia that decided to abolish the planning commission. That news itemwas circulated earlier this month on one of the listservs. This responseexplains the value of planning: "Local governments have long been the principal stewards of land resources through the enforcement of building and land-use laws that both benefit the entire community and protect each individual's property rights from abuse by another."

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