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Santa Cruz recognized for smart growth policy

The City of Santa Cruz has been recognized for its innovative approach to development by the 2004 Smart Growth Awards, given by the Environmental Protection Agency. The award is in the category, Policies and Regulations. Santa Cruz received the award for its Accessory Dwelling Unit Program which makes it easier for a homeowner to build an accessory unit by converting all or part of a garage or by building new structures on a homeowner's property.

Other winners and their categories were Overall Excellence: Town of Davidson, NC; Built Projects: Greensboro, NC; Community Outreach and Education: Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Small Communities: San Juan Pueblo, NM.

For more information visit www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.

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