A2: Zoning Politics

The University of Michigan student Mixed Use Party, which is fielding candidates in the Nov. 5, 2013, Ann Arbor city council elections, has landed on the radar of Slate Magazine’s business and economics correspondent Matthew Yglesias. In an Aug. 14, 2013 column, Yglesias offers a positive assessment of the kind of limited zoning plan put forward by the MUP: “… these kind of codes are a big improvement on the idea that town planners need to micromanage where people can and can’t put an office or a store.” [Source]

Section: Media Watch

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