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Contra Costa Taxpayers say “no” to urban limit line measure

By asoglin
Friday, September 22nd, 2006 at 11:08 am in Environment.

The Contra Costa Taxpayers Association overwhelming said “no” this morning to Measure L, the county’s urban limit line measure on the Nov. 7 ballot.

The measures asks votes to extend to 2026 the county’s existing growth boundary line, which designates areas appropriate for housing, shops and businesses.

The members oppose the concept, largely on the grounds that it violates property owners’ rights to pursue development.

Proponents argue that the line saves taxpayers money because it directs growth into existing communities where roads, schools and services already exist. They also believe curbing suburban sprawl will lighten the load on the region’s highways and save open space because more folks will have the opportunity to live near jobs and shops.

Click here for access to documents prepared by Contra Costa County related to the measure.

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