Supports Governor McGreevey's
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
Bill Dressel presented the following comments:
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
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
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.
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."