This article presents a partial evaluation of local growth controls as applied in seven mid-size California cities: Camarillo, Livermore, Lodi, Red-lands, San Luis Obispo, Thousand Oaks, and Walnut Creek. Through a comparison of the seven growth control cities with similar (and usually nearby) cities that did not adopt controls, this article reports on three aspects of local growth control: Do local growth controls actually reduce local rates of population growth? Do local growth controls increase the price of housing? And what is the link between growth control and community fiscal health?
Journal of the American Planning Association
November 26, 2007