Toolkit for Local Growth Activists
While recognizing that every local community has its own unique set of circumstances and needs, we have attempted to bring together a set of resources for local growth activists to use in taking charge of growth in their communities. We hope that you adapt these tools to your community, and share what you've learned with others.
Taking Charge of Growth: An Action Plan for Oregon Communities
Practical solutions and policies you can put to work in your community.
Two ordinances dealing with making growth pay its way and disclosing the costs of growth - environmental, social, and financial.
Two resolutions to repeal the 20-year land supply law and to expand the list of allowable system development charges (SDCs).
Examples of testimony given in support of ordinances, resolutions and other growth-control measures.
Examples of letters in support of ordinances, resolutions and other growth-control measures.
Research and Reports on the Costs of Growth
Cost of growth research by Eben Fodor and others.
Articles from around the state and country that describe successful efforts of communities in limiting their growth.
A collection and summary of relevant polling data that supports our cause.
Living Within Limits
High school education program on population and consumption.
Oregon Conservation Network's Activist Toolkit
Excellent tips on writing letters to the editor, contacting your elected officials, testifying at public meetings, and calling into radio programs, to name a few.
Articles, books, websites, and organizations to go to for more information.