New Jersey Governor Signs Smart-Growth Order

Order also includes transportation and infrastructure planning and spending.

Published: 13-Feb-2002

his third week in office, New Jersey's new Democratic Governor James E. McGreevey signed an expansive executive order on Jan. 31 firmly committing his Administration to implementation of New Jersey's State Development and Redevelopment Plan and the principles of smart growth. Long recognized for its strong planning concepts, New Jersey's State Plan also has been widely criticized for its lack of enforcement mechanisms at the state and local level. The new order provides enforcement at the state level by: