407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
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William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

March 13, 2003

League of Municipalities
Supports Governor McGreevey's
Smart Growth
"Tool Box"

Today, Governor James McGreevey announced that a number of reform measures designed to combat sprawl will be shortly introduced in the State Legislature. Several League Officials, including League 2nd Vice President Mayor Peter Cantu of Plainsboro, Mayor David Delvecchio of Lambertville, Mayor Phyllis Marchand or Princeton Township, Mayor Marvin Reed of Princeton Borough, all members of the League's Executive Board and League Executive Director Bill Dressel attended the Governor's Press Event at the Plainsboro Municipal Building in Middlesex County.

League Director, Bill Dressel presented the following comments:

"On behalf of the League of Municipalities, I thank Governor McGreevey for giving New Jersey's mayors the tools they need to fight sprawl and unwanted development.

As Executive Director of the League, I know how tough the fight has been to stand up to developers and protect our towns.

For the past thirty years, mayors throughout New Jersey have sought assistance from the State to prevent their towns from being gobbled up by sprawl, McMansions and mini malls.
We actively lobbied previous administrations for better laws that would make the job of mayors easier, and now--finally--thanks to the Governor's leadership, we will finally have them.

We look forward to working with the Administration on the specifics of these needed reforms.

Through the use of tools like impact fees and transfer development rights, I am confident that our municipalities will have the power they need to maintain the quality of life in their towns for generations to come."


 

NJLM - Smart Growth Initiatives

407 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618  (609)695-3481
 NJLM logo 

William G. Dressel Jr, Executive Director - Michael J. Darcey, CAE, Asst Executive Director

March 13, 2003

League of Municipalities
Supports Governor McGreevey's
Smart Growth
"Tool Box"

Today, Governor James McGreevey announced that a number of reform measures designed to combat sprawl will be shortly introduced in the State Legislature. Several League Officials, including League 2nd Vice President Mayor Peter Cantu of Plainsboro, Mayor David Delvecchio of Lambertville, Mayor Phyllis Marchand or Princeton Township, Mayor Marvin Reed of Princeton Borough, all members of the League's Executive Board and League Executive Director Bill Dressel attended the Governor's Press Event at the Plainsboro Municipal Building in Middlesex County.

League Director, Bill Dressel presented the following comments:

"On behalf of the League of Municipalities, I thank Governor McGreevey for giving New Jersey's mayors the tools they need to fight sprawl and unwanted development.

As Executive Director of the League, I know how tough the fight has been to stand up to developers and protect our towns.

For the past thirty years, mayors throughout New Jersey have sought assistance from the State to prevent their towns from being gobbled up by sprawl, McMansions and mini malls.
We actively lobbied previous administrations for better laws that would make the job of mayors easier, and now--finally--thanks to the Governor's leadership, we will finally have them.

We look forward to working with the Administration on the specifics of these needed reforms.

Through the use of tools like impact fees and transfer development rights, I am confident that our municipalities will have the power they need to maintain the quality of life in their towns for generations to come."


 

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