The Nation: Another Vote for ZPG

During the first five years of this decade, the placid community of Santa Barbara on Southern California's Pacific Coast witnessed nearly zero population growth. The head count of residents over the period increased a scant .58% and today stands at 72,500. Santa Barbarans have decided they like it that way. Last week they overwhelmingly approved a local proposition requiring voter approval of any city council moves that would allow the population to rise above 85,000. The referendum, as one resident put it, offered Santa Barbarans a chance "to vote on how big they...

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