Sac Bee Part of 'Small But Vocal Opposition' to Elk Grove's Huge Expansion Scheme

September 25, 2013 | In an editoria l published today, the Sacramento Bee can now include its...

September 25, 2013 |

In an editorial published today, the Sacramento Bee can now include itself in the "small but vocal opposition" to the City of Elk Grove's planned expansion.

Titled "Elk Grove should concentrate on jobs in its existing core," the Bee's editorial staff came out in opposition to the city's sphere of influence application that seeks to annex up to 8,000-acres on the city's current southern border. The editorial said the proposed area of annex "would promote sprawl, eat up valuable farmland and destroy precious wildlife habitat."

The editorial also noted even though Mayor Gary Davis is seeking a smaller 4,800-acre annexation, "given current growth projections for Elk Grove and the region, even that pared down expansion cannot be justified."

At their meeting tonight, the Elk Grove City Council will review an initial draft letter to the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission that formally seeking annexation of the 8,000-acres. In that draft, it noted there "has been a small but vocal opposition to the City’s application who have addressed the Commission on several occasions to make numerous accusations and raise concerns."

Tonight's meeting starts at 6 p.m.

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