POSSIBLE PLANNING ROLES FOR REGIONAL GOVERNMENT; A SURVEY OF CITY PLANNING DIRECTORS IN CALIFORNIA

A survey of California city planning directors finds about half to be supportive of regional government. Support is greater in the San Francisco Bay area than in the Los Angeles area. Planning directors strongly favor a role for regional government in "system-maintenance" functions and in environmental protection; however, most oppose its involvement in "life-style" services and local growth regulations. The ability of regional governments to solve problems or respond effectively to local issues is in question. As in studies of citizens' preferences, the predictors of support for regional government revolve around perceived self-interest and a willingness to give up local control. This article explains some of the implications for states seeking to include regional governance in growth management.

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    American Planning Association

    122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603-6107
  • Authors:
    • Baldassare, M
    • Hassol, J
    • Hoffman, W
    • Kanarek, A
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00716519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1996 12:00AM