Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Chapel Hill: not so special after all.

I had this idea that there was something special about the level of scrutiny that Chapel Hillians give to development projects--the amount of time citizens spend giving input to town boards and the council before a project breaks ground. According to this survey, "One in five American families have actively opposed new developments by forming neighborhood groups, calling or writing elected officials, signing or disseminating petitions, attending and speaking out at local hearings, fundraising, or hiring attorneys or engineering experts."

Also: "
The degree of importance voters place on a political candidate’s position on growth issues increases with the age of the voter." I guess that's no surprise.

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