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Special Interest Groups stop the elimination of Regional Planning Councils

From Alexander Snitker: We recently alerted you to the bills filed by Senator Wilton Simpson (SB 484) and Representative Debbie Mayfield (HB 873). These bills as filed would have eliminated Regional Planning Councils. The 11 Florida Regional Planning Councils receive millions of dollars of federal government grants to promote “Smart Growth” and “Sustainable Living” growth […]

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All Aboard Florida: Forget Property Rights Because Small-Town Populism Matters

Because It Matters host Mark Gotz interviews Phyllis Frey of the poorly named American Coalition 4 Property Rights. The interview starts by covering the scheme known as the Seven50 Poverty Plan. In the fight against Seven50 individuals against government overreach that would violate property rights. Frey and Gotz do a good job pointing out the […]

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Protect our Property Rights by Eliminating Regional Planning Councils

Protect our Property Rights by Eliminating Regional Planning Councils By John Hallman Regional Planning Councils were created by Florida law to coordinate transportation planning activities of municipalities and counties. Florida’s 67 counties areas are divided into 11 regions. Regional Planning Councils original purpose was to apply for and distribute federal funds to help with building […]

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Seven50 & Highway Robbery: How Your Taxes Subsidize the California Lifestyle

By Lawrence McQuillan: The next time you swipe your debit or credit card at the gas pump, you’ll be doing more than filling your tank. You’ll also be helping to finance parks, bike paths, pedestrian walkways, overlooks, viewing areas, parking lots, turnouts, “stack-and-pack” housing and government land grabs in California. In short, you’ll be subsidizing […]

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Planning Penalty: How Seven50’s Smart Growth Makes Housing UnAffordable

by Randal O’Toole Smart growth and other forms of growth-management planning create artificial housing shortages that impose significant burdens on low-income families and first-time homebuyers. This paper examines several sources of housing data to determine the specific effects of growth-management planning on housing prices. Data examined include: Median family income and median value of owner-occupied […]

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Seven50: Happy Smart Growth thru The Compactorizer

“Hi, Biff Fantastic here for Happy Smart Growth – meaningful mandates for people with too much freedom.  Friends, if you want to receive the free ADC Communicator covering the hip trends in America’s cities and metros, I want you to email the ADC’s Ed Braddy and he will take it from there! The Compactorizer via […]

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Seven50 & The Smart-Growth Scam

The Smart-Growth Scam Only Someone Totally Disregarding the Facts Could Favor Smart-Growth Policies JULY 01, 2001 by PAUL A. CLEVELAND, H. NATHAN HART H. Nathan Hart recently graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama. Paul Cleveland is an associate professor of economics at Birmingham-Southern College. Transportation is essential to the daily life of nearly every American. Millions of people flock […]

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