Springfield Sprawl Survey

The City of Springfield is conducting an anonymous online survey to determine support for the city’s plans to expand its urban growth boundary (UGB) creating more urban sprawl.

Developers and land speculators have lobbied hard for the UGB expansion, which could increase the value of their property by ten fold or more . But numerous studies have shown that urban sprawl can lead to more pollution, global warming, habitat loss, traffic congestion, obesity and urban ugliness and less livability and higher taxes.