Thursday, December 21, 2006 :::
Not Buck points us to a piece from Garren Shipley outlining the House's transportation proposal:
Essentially, House Republicans want to get counties to stop trying to be cities or towns, Athey said. Growth should be focused around urban centers at higher density and around existing utility service.
NBT is right, the items in the proposed bills would pique Jim Bacon's interest. But they also are a step in the right direction, forcing counties to take more responsibility for their own development decisions while also giving them more tools to maintain the transportation systems they already have.
This probably won't satisfy the pro-tax crowd (only "dedicated revenue streams" will do that). But it does show the House is looking for more than stop-gap solutions.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 12/21/2006