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Johnston County's 'Dumb Growth' Plan: The Growth Management Committee Fails to Understand Basic Economics

Dr. Michael Sanera
Jan. 22nd, 2007
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The Johnston County Growth Management Committee (GMC) believes that rapid growth has outstripped the county’s ability to keep up with essential public services. To solve this problem, the GMC is recommending "smart growth" policies. The GMC is urging the County Commission to limit home building in rural areas to one home to an average of two acres. This is a 203 percent increase in the average lot size.

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