House Appropriations Committee Votes to Cut Smart Growth Funding
The following comes direct from the Smart Growth America blog, in response to legislation just passed by the House Appropriations Committee:
The House Appropriations Committee just passed legislation that would eliminate funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Smart Growth. We need your help to tell your Representative to reject this proposed cut when the legislation is considered by the full House of Representatives.
Towns across the country are making better economic and environmental outcomes through their work with the EPA's Office of Smart Growth.
When Lincoln, Nebraska, needed a hand figuring how its zoning codes were impacting redevelopment efforts in the small city, it asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Smart Growth for guidance.
And when Bluffton, South Carolina, wanted help mapping future growth to make sure it would benefit the town's economy for years to come, it asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Smart Growth for advice.
Smart growth strategies create the housing, transportation and business resources necessary to keep America competitive in a global, 21st century economy, and the EPA's Office of Smart Growth is a crucial part of implementing these strategies. We need your help to make sure the Office of Smart Growth receives funding next year: send a letter to your Representative today.