Agenda 2004: A Guide to the Issues
Utilize zoning that is oriented toward land use rather than classification.
Eliminate subsidies that encourage sprawl.
Utilize market-oriented user fees to equitably assign the cost of environmental impacts to those causing the greatest harm.
Encourage farmland and open space protection through private land trusts and conservation easements.
Encourage Congress to eliminate the estate tax.
Between 2000 and 2003, Georgia added 498,000 residents, according to the Census Bureau, tying with Texas (6 percent each) for the nation’s highest growth rate during that period. Of that total, 74.5 percent, or 371,000, of the new residents were over age 18.
Georgia’s population increased more than 63 percent between 1980 and 2003,…