ERIC Number: ED070542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Rural Affairs Study Commission, A Report to the Governor and the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1971.
Rural Affairs Study Commission, Richmond, VA.
The efforts of the Rural Affairs Study Commission (RASC) were based on the General Assembly's policy that, where feasible, state programs should be operated in such a manner as to encourage orderly population growth in nonmetropolitan areas so that a rural-urban balance could be obtained. Topics discussed relevant to the Human Services Policy are community services, health services, and education. Highways and road policy, housing policy, fiscal resources of the local government, and strengthening the local government are topics discussed under State Development Policy. The Natural Resources Policy discusses water resources, the soil survey and mapping program, shoreline erosion, and agriculture and land use. Population, income and employment, health education, libraries, and highways are discussed as supporting data concerning rural-urban imbalance. Some recommendations generated as a result of the RASC's efforts include greater utilization of existing school facilities for nonschool educational and cultural functions for the benefit of communities, the provision of improved and reliable access to a reasonable and acceptable quality of health care for all Virginians, and the development of selected community services and facilities bearing on the ability of a community to grow and encouraging people to choose such a community as a place to live. (HBC)
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Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rural Affairs Study Commission, Richmond, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia