Prepared for
Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature

In an effort to preserve the character of Michigan, the 26-member council was charged with addressing the trends, causes, and consequences of unmanaged growth and development in Michigan (Executive Order 2003-4). The council, staffed by Public Sector Consultants, provided more than 150 recommendations to the governor and the legislature designed to minimize the impact of current land use trends on Michigan’s environment and economy.

A copy of the full report is available below.