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Lecture event on San Jose Light Rail and Growth Controls

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... I write to invite you to the Santa Clara University event on Thursday April 10 at 5:30. Please see details in the attached event flier. Admission is free
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 03/11/2003 10:50 AM -----


      I write to invite you to the Santa Clara University event on Thursday
      April 10 at 5:30. Please see details in the attached event flier.
      Admission is free and open to the public. Please feel free to spread the
      word.

      Thank you for your attention,

      Daniel Klein
      Associate Professor of Economics
      Director, Civil Society Institute
      Santa Clara University
      Santa Clara, CA 95053

      _____________

      The Civil Society Institute

      Presents


      Randal O'Toole

      The Costs of
      San Jose's Urban-Growth Boundary and Light-Rail Transit

      Thursday April 10, 2003
      5:30-7:00 PM
      Brass Rail, Benson Memorial Center, Basement
      Santa Clara University

      San Jose's urban-growth boundary and other land-use rules caused the
      increase of housing prices to be tenfold over the last 25 years. Housing
      prices in many less-regulated but faster-growing areas have increased only
      fourfold. Light-rail transit carries so few people that it increases
      congestion, relative to alternative uses of the space and resources. Santa
      Clara County light rail is the nation's second-worst-performing light-rail
      system, with high operating costs and low ridership. Government
      intervention has reduced livability and made the poor suffer.


      Randal O'Toole is senior economist with the Thoreau Institute, a
      non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to protect the
      environment without big government. As a resident of the Portland area,
      he began working on urban planning issues in 1995 by studying Portland's
      "smart-growth" plans for higher-density housing and light-rail transit.
      This led to his book, The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths. In recent years, O'Toole has been invited to teach at Yale University,
      the University of California at Berkeley, and Utah State University.
      O'Toole currently lives in Bandon, Oregon, on the southern Oregon coast.

      Refreshments will be provided

      If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, of for
      further information,
      Please contact Marianne Farag at (408) 554-6931.

      Write The Civil Society Institute at csi@... and get on the CSI mailing list.
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