Town Limits & The Moral Right to Set Limits

December 4, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Tim Murray for sending me this article.

Is your town outgrowing the comfortable and friendly size that once made it an appealing place to work, raise a family or retire? Are you concerned about escalating traffic congestion, increased taxes, crime and the plethora of social ills that come with a rising population? Worried that the inexorable result of continual growth will be an urban sprawl which will eventually degrade or consume the natural places making your community so beautiful and special?

Bigger isn’t necessarily better. That’s what some communities are realizing as they stare into the ominous challenges that come with continual growth. So some are deliberately limiting their size to preserve those qualities that make them appealing and liveable.

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