Sunday, September 18, 2005

Former Governors Comment on GMA Local
"The contentious Growth Management Act was adopted in 1990, while Gardner was governor. He defended it as a more effective method of determining land use than the act's predecessor, the Shoreline Management Act, but suggested that it be revisited and updated. The other men concurred. 'Like any important complex legislation, you always need to look back at it,' Lowry said. It does appear to be an ongoing process, Spellman said. 'Maybe the act isn't as bad as the application of the act,' he said. "