Madison, Wis. eyes draconian zoning ordinances to ‘adapt to climate change’

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madisonMadison, Wis., is taking a close look at zoning changes to enforce green climate change that echo the draconian “no-growth” proposals which Peter Gorrie explored in the Toronto Star last week — see Saint Report post by Mike Saint on 6th Jan.

Jeff Poor writes in Business and Media Institute: In one of the most politically left-of-center cities east of Berkeley,Calif. ideas put forth at city hall in Madison, Wis. would dramatically limit free enterprise and personal liberty, all in the name of environmental sustainability.

According to the “Broad Strategies” section of

a meeting agenda recently posted on the City of Madison Web site, an ordinance being considered would force city zoning to account for and mitigate climate change:

10. Zoning should adapt to meet the demands of climate change; use zoning to address or mitigate effects, or adapt to climate change; remove any barriers to mitigating the effects, adapting to climate change (trees, green space, mobility, renewable energy, land use).

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