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2000-08-26
Topsham, ME. Citizens Gather Signatures for Cap

Citizens in Maine are actively resisting big box sprawl in Ellsworth, Belfast, Rockland, and Topsham (see newsflash entries on 7/17, 6/30, 6/25, and 6/7.) In Topsham recently, when the Planning Board split on the issue of enacting a retail building moratorium, local residents, organized as Topsham Citizens forSensible Growth, decided to think outside of the box. They began circulating an initiative petition that would place a cap on retail buildings larger than 90,000 s.f. in gross floor area, and any retail complex of buildings larger than 150,000 s.f. Sprawl-busters in Topsham say they need to collect 299 signatures -- something they feel will be no problem to accomplish. In fact, they plan to submit as many as 500 in the near future.

What you can do: For more information about the Topsham Citizens for Sensible Growth, or to help out with their campaign, contact info@sprawl-busters.com










 
 
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