Club Mackinac Chapter article on winning Proposal B (pdf
Land Use Legislation Moves to Governor's Desk
PBS broadcast: Gaylord's HeadWaters Land Conservancy
two part series explains conservation easements.
wins on B and Ann Arbor Twp PDR millage!
Proposal B crowd cheers victory on election eve
as 'greenbelt streamers' start to fly. More photos here.
precincts voted for B! Results by ward and precinct here.
Ann Arbor's voters strike blow against urban sprawl
By Laura Berman / The Detroit News
"On Election Day, though, the people of Ann Arbor
stormed the barricades in a perfectly traditional way:
They voted. By a 2-to-1 margin, they approved a tax to
pay for buying land outside the city limits..." click
These wins are
a big help but more
sprawl is coming our way.
The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/7/03 that
“voters in 16 states passed 64 of 77 local and state
measures to raise about $1.2 billion to protect lands for parks
and open space” on this past election day. “In
all, voters have committed to raise $22.9 billion for open-space
protection through 643 state and local measures since 1999…”
The support has been from voters in both major political parties.
Sprawl has made it to the Sonoran Desert