Category: News

CSG in the News: Prince George’s council pulls ‘Machiavellian’ zoning bill after uproar

By Daniel Wu, September 16, 2022, the Washington Post

“A bill critics slammed as a power grab aimed at wresting influence from a liberal bloc poised to comprise a new majority on the Prince George’s County Council was pulled Thursday after widespread backlash, even as another controversial measure squeaked through.”

“The [zoning] overhaul was roundly praised by the county council upon its adoption. [Council Member] Glaros was alarmed when [Council Member] Franklin and [Council Member] Hawkins proposed a raft of zoning bills late last month and early this month that threaten to undermine its impact, she wrote in an email newsletter.”

“The inclusion of CB-91 with those bills was “an extra Machiavellian move,” Cheryl Cort, policy director for the nonprofit Coalition for Smarter Growth, wrote to The Washington Post. Had they all passed, CB-91′s supermajority requirement would have solidified the outgoing county council’s final zoning amendments, passed under a lower burden.”

CSG in the News: D.C. Region Will Now Consider Climate Impacts In Transportation Planning, Aiming To Cut Emissions In Half

“It was a historic vote today,” said Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “As they said in the movie, failure is not an option. We have just eight years to slash our emissions to avoid truly runaway climate change.”

RELEASE: CSG and Sierra Club Hail Historic Vote at the DC region’s Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

RELEASE: CSG and Sierra Club Hail Historic Vote at the DC region’s Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

TPB members, led by Maryland jurisdictions and DC, adopted a resolution to slash climate pollution from cars and trucks by 50% by 2030 and identified strategies to pursue towards that goal.

MEDIA ADVISORY: CASA & Coalition for Smarter Growth Launch Report Detailing Perils Pedestrians Face in Bailey’s Crossroads 

Immigrant advocacy organization CASA and the Coalition for Smarter Growth will host a press conference to unveil important findings collected as part of the Bailey’s Crossroads street safety campaign, focused on making Route 7 safer for people walking, biking and using transit.