Getting Housing Built

The Saint ReportNews 2005, saintblog0 Comments

Winter 2005 Land Development Stop Sprawl. Too Much Traffic. Save Our Trees. Not in My Neighborhood! Too Many School Kids! That’s a Wildlife Habitat. You’ll ruin the character of our community, destroy our quality of life. These are some of the slogans that more and more home builders are hearing as they face angry neighbors, taxpayers, preservationists, environmentalists, labor unions, … Read More

Surviving Community Opposition In a Politically-Savvy World

The Saint ReportNews 2005, saintblog0 Comments

September/October 2005 Stone, Sand, & Gravel Review When a quarry operator in California sought to open a new mine, a coalition of citizens and activists circulated petitions and chartered buses to pack public hearings against the plan. When a gravel mining firm in Ohio sought rezoning to allow an asphalt plant on its site, opponents gathered more than 400 names … Read More