Welcome to Alpharetta… the Devil’s Density

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The absurdity of a federal government that can’t balance it’s checkbook lecturing small town America about sustainability never ceases to amaze me. The latest example I would like to point out is the Environmental Protection Agency’s diatribe against suburban life titled “Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes”. You can find the whole report here and it is chock full of brilliant insight like this:
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The EPA identifies Satan's lair.

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If you wonder why Alpharetta city council does ridiculous stuff like increasing traffic on a corner by 1400% to “reduce traffic” just read through some of the garbage that our federal tax dollars are buying. I don’t know what qualifies a federal government which is currently running unsustainable trillion dollar deficits to lecture Alpharetta about efficiency but I do know what happened when Falls Church, VA made the mistake of listening to the them:
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Sound familiar? But to the credit of the EPA they do acknowledge what has made the Devil’s  Density of Alpharetta such an attractive place to live. Even their diatribe against suburbia acknowledges:

“This low-density development pattern has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the housing market, fueled by a variety of factors, including people moving to rural communities for the quality of life”

So that bastion of efficiency known as the federal government spends billions of dollars telling municipalities to change the quality of life that made them fantastic places to live? Are you kidding me?

Next year I guess the federal government will spend billions promoting the Bill Clinton Abstinence program in public schools. Will the Alpharetta City Council fall for that one too?

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