NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 27, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(San Diego, California: Don Oliver) "Slow growth" movement in West featured. Stopping of, or slowing down of, construction development in Costa Mesa, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, reported; details given, scenes shown. [Pub. affairs consultant Jonathan KAUFMAN - comments on slow growth movement in California.] Threat to way of life in West by burgeoning population detailed; scenes shown of crowded beaches, schools, landfills and air pollution and traffic congestion. [MOTORIST - calls for traffic planning.] Orange Cnty., California, growth plan noted. [Slow growth advocate Gregory HILE - discusses development in Orange Cnty.] Issue of slow growth versus development described. [Land use attorney John SIMON - calls plan Utopian.] [Orange Cnty. official Ernie SCHNEIDER - comments.] Slow growth petitioners in San Diego, California, shown. [Mayor Maureen O'CONNOR - wants to maintain town's quality of life.] [Slow growth advocate Linda MARTIN - says rate of growth stressful.] Impact of slowing growth on construction ind. and housing noted. [San Diego Builders Association spokesperson Mike REYNOLDS - foresees housing problems.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Killing of plan for skyscraper near Central Park in New York City reported as example of slow growth.