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There are almost 90,000 local governments in America, with an average of one new local government born every day. Many are unaccountable to taxpayers and special interest-driven, and the Goldwater Institute’s “New Charter for American Cities” gives citizens the tools they need to fight City Hall and hold their local governments accountable.

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  • Twelve Ways to Keep the Valley Moving Without Expanding Public Transit

    Posted on August 01, 1997 | Type: Policy Report | Author: John Semmens

    Traffic congestion and air pollution are urban problems that warrant attention. The wasted time and damage to our health posed by these problems merit efforts to mitigate their impact. For best results, the efforts to mitigate both traffic congestion and air pollution should focus on measures that are cost-effective. That is, we want to achieve the greatest reductions of traffic congestion and air pollution at as little cost as possible. This paper examines a variety of alternative methods for dealing with traffic congestion and air pollution.

  • Growth, Quality of Life, and Metropolitan Comparisons

    Posted on September 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Eric VonDohlen

    As the Phoenix area continues to grow and add new residents, problems of air pollution, traffic congestion, finance, and transit will continue to receive attention from citizens, media, and policymakers.

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