Sustainable Growth

Letter to Governor DeWine Requesting Line Item Veto in House Bill 166

Letter to Governor DeWine Requesting Line Item Veto in House Bill 166

Governor DeWine:

The conference committee on House Bill 166 has elected to restore a dangerous provision in the budget (TAXCD58 on the LSC comparison document) which incentivizes urban and suburban sprawl at a time when we should instead be supporting infill and density development.

Density, Income, and Vehicle Ownership drive High Carbon Emissions

A 2013 paper presents a visually striking comparison of the impacts of transportation, land use, and energy choices on carbon emissions. Findings from this study affect city strategies for climate action plans, and present an opportunity to tailor community-specific solutions by keeping smart growth tenets in mind.

Pro-Sprawl bill amended into House version of Operating Budget

Pro-Sprawl bill amended into House version of Operating Budget

The enactment of the so-called Affordable Homebuilding and Housing Act will subsidize unnecessary urban and suburban sprawl and fuel economically and environmentally unsustainable development across the state of Ohio. At a time when the state has an abundant supply of available housing and the lowest rate of population growth in thirty years, it simply does not make sense to incentivize this dangerous build-up at the expense of local governments. It is for this reason that GOPC opposes these provisions and is urging lawmakers to reject this cookie-cutter policy and leave such decisions up to local policy makers.