William Fulton is vice president of the advocacy group Smart Growth America, a senior fellow at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and a principal in the California-based urban planning firm The Planning Center | DC&E. He formerly served as mayor, deputy mayor and a member of the City Council in the City of Ventura, Calif.
Gov. Rick Perry often touts Texas’ economic success, which he attributes to lower taxes and fewer regulations than cash-strapped California. But if Texas is so compelling, why did Perry go to California looking for new companies?