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Survey of Local Growth Issues


Options For Changes in Federal Programs

To view information about any of the topics listed below, click on the table for County/City Totals or the table for County/City Totals by State. To return to the previous page, use the back arrow on your tool bar.

Below is a list of changes to federal activities that could affect planning for and managing growth in your community and in neighboring communities in your region. Please indicate to what extent you support or oppose each change.

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Link to table Link to tableTarget federal funding for infrastructure to areas designated for growth
Link to table Link to table Provide federal funding for regional water quality planning
Link to table Link to table Ensure that environmental assessments consider how federally-funded projects (e.g., highways) impact growth in the affected communities
Link to table Link to table Require that federal funding for roads and highways be linked with local land use plans
Link to table Link to table Give federal tax incentives to developers who build in areas designated for growth
Link to table Link to table Give federal taxpayers an additional tax benefit for purchasing homes in areas designated for growth
Link to table Link to table Give federal incentives to promote mixed-income housing
Link to table Link to table Expand federal tax benefits for historic properties so that they cover the rehabilitation of residential properties as well as commercial (income producing) properties (now covered)
Link to table Link to table Provide more technical assistance (e.g., mapping) to help communities forecast growth patterns and the impact of development alternatives
Link to table Link to table Limit Superfund liability for developers of brownfields
Link to table Link to table Give developers more federal tax incentives to rebuild on brownfields
Link to table Link to table Increase federal incentives for local governments to pursue "smart growth"
Link to table Link to table Require metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to represent local governments in proportion to their populations
Link to table Link to table Provide more incentives for communities to pursue regional solutions to managing growth