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Smart Growth: Smart, but Special?

The precedent-setting smart-growth bill, SB 375, is really nothing groundbreaking, says planning wiseman and self-professed "fogie" Bill Fulton. The bill, which made headlines last week for giving priority to denser developments, is kind of just a trendy repackaging of ideas that have roots in the 80s — back before Al Gore invented global warming, natch. And with a bunch of growth policies jostling for handouts in Sacramento, the bill's success really just depends on whether Arnold's serious about enforcement. [CP&DR]