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Sacramento the Next Portland?

Leonard Gilroy
December 27, 2004, 12:02pm

Bolt your doors and watch your wallets, Sacramento! According to the Sacramento Bee, busybody planners from "smart growth" mecca Portland, OR are flocking to your town, with utopian dreams of replicating their statist, control-minded agenda there: Why should this concern Sacramento residents? Well, if the planners have their way, you can probably look forward to future light rail boondoggles, rising housing prices, higher development costs, more regional growth controls, less local land use control, and of course, more bureaucratic red tape. These Reason studies will give you a good overview of these topics: But this is only a sampling of the resources we have available. For more on Reason's land use and urban policy work, please visit, our website devoted to providing market-oriented analysis of land use and economic development issues.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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