“I do not support high density development …
A refreshingly honest and accurate assessment by a county commissioner in Georgia rejecting the “vision” of Smart Growth. Commissioner Lee Hearn continues:
“I do support smart growth. Smart growth is growth that conforms to our current land use plan. Smart growth wouldn’t overload our road network, water system or our school system.”
That’s common sense ‘smart’ growth. But elite-thinking Smart Growth doesn’t want policies to conform to patterns but rather to transform the community into something else entirely. No matter what part of the country you are in, it’s the same tired formula: higher densities, mixed uses, and transit-orientation. But most people do not want Smart Growth. So Smart Growthers use catchy rhetoric to push past popular will.
The people of Lafayette County, Georgia, are lucky to have someone in office like Lee Hearn.