After several weeks, the county commissioners contacted the local association and asked them to submit a list of provisions they wanted to see included in the plan. At a meeting with the association in mid-January, county representatives reviewed home builders’ concerns and promised that they would be addressed in the final plan.
Further assistance from NAHB’s Advocacy Group and some more “saber rattling” was needed to get the commissioners to live up to their promise, according to Rohrbach. And although the final report, which was adopted in April, still contains flaws, the association now finds itself in "a more positive position" from which to continue the fight for housing, he said.
In the meantime, the association has been meeting with the Center for Community Leadership of Berks County and other interested groups to establish a training module that will educate planners about “smart growth.”
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