2014 American Dream Conference
Sustainability or Authoritarianism?
The 2014 Preserving the American Dream Conference
September 19-21, 2014 All over the country, regional governments are writing “sustainability plans” that will reduce mobility and single-family home ownership. A Portland, Oregon plan would reduce the share of people living in single-family homes by 37 percent. A Washington state plan would reduce per capita driving by 50 percent.
States marked yellow require communities to do “sustainability planning.” Regions marked red received federal sustainable communities grants. All these areas and more are likely planning for “pack-’em-and-stack-’em” housing and other boondoggles.
These plans are anything but sustainable. The taxes and regulation required to implement them will harm our economic prosperity and quality of life.
The 2014 Preserving the American Dream Conference will give you the tools you need to stop these plans. Learn from the successes of other activists who are facing the same problems and get the facts from our experts to counter the fiction of sustainability and regionalism.
The American Dream Coalition Conference is designed to bring a wide variety of people together to network and learn how to defend the American Dream. Elected officials and their staffs will get access to research and experts; state-based free-market think tank researchers will learn what is happening in other states; citizen activists will learn how to influence state legislation and local planning processes.
Registration information will be posted here soon.
Preserving the American Dream: Lessons in Beating Boondoggles
Port of Coos Bay---The Jordan Cove Energy Project Community Enhancement Plan
City of Bandon---Expanding Government Cheese
State Government Surveying Government Planners
The International Code Council and You...
MGX---Economic development spin cycle begins again
The Preserving the American Dream Conference 2013 October 27-29
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Urban Renewal---Tualatin council to consider plan for Cabela's
Urban Renewal---A tale of bad planning in two Cities
Urban Renewal---Oregon schools could recoup money
Bandon---Combine Private Public Partnership w/ Urban Renewal and you get cheese...
Urban Renewal---Tax fight aims at PSU renewal district
Urban Renewal Money in the hands of the Politicians
B-Corporations: The Redefining of what it means to be a Corporation
Cities are using Monopoly Utilities to Game the System
Action Alert:---State Legislation SB 478
The Federalization of Local Urban Renewal Agencies
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