Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Smart Growth Debate Tomorrow Night

South Fraser OnTrax would like to invite you to attend a debate on applying Smart Growth principles in the South of the Fraser with Todd Litman and Randal O'Toole. More Information...

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
7pm to 9pm
Fraser River Presentation Theatre
Township of Langley Municipal Hall
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC V2Y 3J1

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please email to reserve your seat.

1 comment:

Patricia Gordon said...

These two speakers represent such opposite ends of the spectrum that they only feed they would only feed the biases already held by the audience. But maybe that is worthwhile.

O'Toole's message and research is an old paradigm, unaccepted by any but the extremem libertarian views that support his 'free market' institute. The City of Calgary did a study on the fiscal costs of growth in a compact city and a sprawling city. The study found 33% savings on the capital costs of roads, transit, water and sewer, recreation centre, police and fire stations.

As a taxpayer and homebuyer that is enough of a message for me and should be clear to politicians who have to make the land use decisions.

Patricia Gordon