Law and Legislation

Legislative Alert:

The APA-WI Legislative Committee has voted to oppose the proposed federal budget that has been introduced by the new administration.  The proposed budget has already received a lot of attention due to the draconian cuts that have been proposed.  The American Planning Association (APA) has been very active in opposing the budget, and has released the following statement in opposition: APA Statement on FY 2018 Federal Budget Proposal
 
According to APA’s analysis of the proposed budget, the following are just some of the programs familiar to planners that are proposed for total elimination:
 
·         Transportation:  TIGER, New Starts Transit
·         Housing:  CDBG, HOME, Choice Neighborhoods
·         EPA (31% overall cut):  Brownfields, Clean Power, Great Lakes
·         Commerce:  EDA, NOAA grants
·         Homeland:  Hazard Mitigation grants, NFIP flood mapping
 
The cuts to other key programs are too numerous to list.  Please contact your elected representatives and voice your support for these and other vital programs that are facing drastic cuts and even elimination.  APA is also asking membership to sign the following letter (due today) in support of community development and transportation funding.  I have signed on behalf of the APA-WI Legislative Committee.

Planners are encouraged to contact Drew Pennington, VP of Chapter Affairs, with information, questions or concerns about proposed legislation.

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