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sets land agenda
Hieftje wants greenbelt advisory commission named by January
"Flush with victory on the open space tax proposal he championed,
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje said Wednesday that he hoped to have a Greenbelt
Advisory Commission appointed by January and start buying land and development
rights within a year. ..."
Arbor Township voters approve proposal by 3-to-1 ratio
Victory allows funds to be a source of matching funds for city "Ann
Arbor Township voters resoundingly approved a new tax Tuesday to preserve
land in their township, and in doing so re-inforced the outcome of the
greenbelt victory in the city of Ann Arbor. ..."
The Polls, Another Good Day For Smart Growth
Ann Arbor Greenbelt, Grand Rapids transit win big
Free Press Heartily Endorses Proposal B: "Ann Arbor
voters have a chance on Nov. 4 to take a broad view of the area's development
pressures by extending an existing park millage to maintain key swaths
of open space in adjoining townships. This bold idea deserves hearty endorsement."(Oct.
Dean of Architecture and Urban Planning strongly supports Proposal B.
Detroit News: "Ann
Arbor Takes Reasonable Approach to Preservation"
Detroit Free Press: "Ann
Arbor plan seeks greenbelt around city"
Ann Arbor News
Endorses Proposal B (Sunday, Nov. 2 editorial)
Michigan Daily: "Ann
Arbor leads the state in curbing sprawl"
Chelsea Standard/Dexter Leader: "Farmers
Ann Arbor News: many links at the News' website; here are some:
greenbelt be a draw or deterrent?"
for city say greenbelt plan legal"
Boulder's greenbelt differs from Ann Arbor's Proposal B"
Proposal B doesn't solve all of our problems. Well,
Lansing State Journal: "Sprawl,
dull cities drive Michigan youth away"
"Urban Sprawl Makes Americans Fat"
USA Today: "Suburbia
USA: Fat of the Land?"
Newspapers around the country: Urban
sprawl tied to health risks, road danger
Michigan Land Use Institute:
Virtual, listless lives and sprawl
(Centers for Disease Control): Designing
and Building Healthy Places
Oakland County Road Commission: roads
are very expensive
Sierra Club on sprawl
even in the Sonoran Desert
Colorado Sprawl Action Center
isn't the only issue