Sunday, April 15, 2007

Suburbs are Good Thing

For thousands of years the overwhelming majority of people have actaully shown, through their pocketbooks, that the way they prefer to live is suburban, and though vertical urban development is crucial to retaining a vibrant urban core, the place families which to live is in the country and for that reason, development will continue there as it always has since Ur, Rome, and Constantinople.

Another View: Questions are: How, where do we grow?
By Graham Brownstein - SPECIAL TO THE BEE
Published 12:00 am PDT Sunday, April 15, 2007

Hundreds of citizens packed the chambers of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on March 14 to voice concerns about a proposal by Angelo K. Tsakopoulos and his company, AKT Development, to expand the county's growth boundary and develop 3,400 acres along the El Dorado County border.

Those who spoke urged the board to reject the AKT proposal. The supervisors considered the proposal along with staff recommendations and written and public testimony. In the end the supervisors wisely voted 5-0 to protect the Sacramento County growth boundary.

Last year, hundreds of people attended workshops hosted by Sacramento County to address issues of growth and development. The majority of participants said they want the county to channel growth to urban rather than rural areas.