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Re: FW: E-M:/ Congress Attacks Local Zoning



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Enviro-Mich message from M Vachon <mucc@mucc.org>
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This is Christie Bleck from NAA/MUCC.  I e-mailed Debbie Stabenow immediately
after I read this.  This is appalling.

Tom & Anne Woiwode wrote:

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> Enviro-Mich message from "Tom & Anne Woiwode" <woiwode@voyager.net>
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>
> Thanks to Patty Cantrell for posting this alert -- FYI, Congressman James
> Barcia, Democrat of Bay City, is a COSPONSOR of this bill, HR 2372 - sounds
> like he is taking a page out of the Michigan Republican Party in trying to
> make it much more difficult for local governments to defend their reasonable
> regulation of development within their borders.  It might be a good idea for
> Enviro-Mich subscribers concerned about this measure to also let Mr. Barcia
> know of your concerns -- he can always DROP his cosponsorship and that would
> seem to be a good idea!  Mr. Barcia's office number in DC is 202-225-8171.
> AW
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> Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 15:48:30 -0500
>
> National Association of Towns Townships (NATaT's)
> Legislative Alert!
>
> GRASSROOTS ACTION NEEDED!
>
> The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution approved H.R. 2372,
> legislation that would threaten the historic rights of local governments to
> control local land use and zoning decisions.   This bill would allow
> corporations and developers to burden localities with costly federal
> litigation if local governments do not approve the company's or developer's
> plan for the use of a parcel of land.  The bill is expected to move quickly
> through the full House Judiciary Committee, so it is important to act now!
>
> Contact your federal House representative today and urge them not to
> co-sponsor this threatening legislation. To find out who your federal
> representative is and how to contact them go to:  http//:www.house.gov  and
> scroll down to the bottom left side of the page.
>
> To find out more about H.R. 2372 visit NATaT's  website at
> http://www.natat.org/natat/LEGISLATIVE_ALERTS.HTM
>
> Questions? Please contact jbalsam@sso.org  or call (202)624-3551
>
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