Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Utopia Realized

From The Vancouver Sun comes news of a city that seems to do the impossible:

Control Growth
Eliminate Sprawl
Promote Jobs
Improve Quality of Life
Reduce Congestion
Create Low Cost Mass Transit
Improved Health and Well Being
Provide Healthy Food for it's Citizens with Local Farms

But where on Earth could this utopia exist?

Portland, Oregon.

Our tax dollars would be well spent if every elected official took a road trip up to Portland to see how smart legislation 20 years ago has created the most livable city in the United States. On just about every point, Los Angeles is ass backwards. It would be a dream come true if we adopted the long range outlook and foresight that Portland has.