FYI. The Iowa House Republican's "Taxpayers First Act" proposal, released Monday, proposes to essentially rescind last year's Smart Planning Act, including the ten Smart Planning Principles, the thirteen comprehensive plan elements, and all other references to Smart Planning added to the code.

It would also rescind any of the $30 million in infrastructure funds awarded last year through I-Jobs II to communities that have not yet entered into a contract for their funds with the Iowa Finance Authority.

The proposal would also close the Rebuild Iowa Office immediately upon passage, rather than wait for the scheduled sunset of the office on June 30, 2011.

For a link to the proposal itself go to my blog.

Gary Taylor, J.D., AICP
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Community & Regional Planning
286 College of Design | Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515.290.0214
Fax: 515.294.5156

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