Lecture 15--state, local and growth

Lecture 15--state, local and growth - County: -Board of...

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Local Government and Suburbanization Local issues state and local government growth and sprawl smart growth
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Local Government--what people really care about Some issues of local govt: promoting jobs and housing maintaining town character--pleasing neighborhoods and vital downtown preserving local environment and green space providing recreation providing health and social services ensuring public peace and safety maintaining infrastructure, waste disposal providing schooling
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Forms of local government City: - weak mayor (council/manager) vs. strong mayor - district/at large elections - planning commission, police review board, etc. Special districts: - school, transportation, air, water, waste management
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Unformatted text preview: County: -Board of Supervisors-City council for the unincorporated areas-Oversee provision of county services State Government in CA Governor and statewide offices plural executive 40 Senators, 80 Assemblypersons Growth and sprawlsince the 50s abandoning pre-automobile land-use low density separation of functions single family residential, commercial, office, industrial Is growth good or bad? What is smart growth? infill not greenfield higher densities, especially in urban cores mixed uses streetscape designed for pedestrians as much as cars http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/community/transformati ons/index.asp...
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Lecture 15--state, local and growth - County: -Board of...

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