Washington, DC – Smart Growth America President and CEO Geoffrey Anderson released the following statement after yesterday’s election results:
“Smart Growth America congratulates President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on their victory Tuesday night. As we look to the future of the President’s second term, Smart Growth America looks forward to building upon the successes of the past four years.
“The President’s leadership and vision has already led to the game-changing Partnership for Sustainable Communities and a renewed interest at the federal level in embracing strategies that make our towns and communities stronger. These strategies, aided through several federal programs like competitive transportation infrastructure grants and technical assistance for long-term regional planning, will contribute greatly to America’s economic comeback while preserving our environment and enhancing citizens’ quality of life.
“Working together and across the aisle, President Obama and members of Congress now have the unique opportunity to make the financially prudent decisions America needs and wants. Investing in existing communities is at the heart of reinvigorating our economy, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Administration on these vital issues.”