Voters To Decide On Size Cap In Agoura Hills

Date: 1 Dec 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Citizens for Responsible Growth, a grassroots group in Agoura Hills, California, has collected enough signatures to put a measure before the voters that would limit retail stores to 60,000 square feet. The vote will be held March 5.

The city council vehemently opposes the ordinance, contending that it will reduce future sales tax revenue and invite legal challenges. Dozens of communities have enacted size caps, which have consistently been upheld by the courts as a valid use of local land use authority.

Citizens for Responsible Growth formed earlier this year when a developer revealed plans to build a 255,000 square foot shopping complex.

 

 

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Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Independent Business Initiative, which partners with a wide range of allies to implement policies that counter concentrated power and strengthen local economies.