SEPA Part III - Same Old Thinking, Same Old Results - Video

August 14, 2015 | During the Wednesday night special SEPA meeting, there was only one person who spoke during public comment, Robert ...



August 14, 2015 |

During the Wednesday night special SEPA meeting, there was only one person who spoke during public comment, Robert Burness of the Sacramento Environmental Council.

Burness, who spent over 30 years as a planner with Sacramento County and was involved with much of the city's pre-incorporation planning, agreed with the city council that the jobs to housing imbalance needs to be addressed. However, Burness urged the city council to shift their paradigm on how to approach this challenge.

Burness essentially said the same old thinking will result in the same old results.

Part IV cont. here






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Anonymous said...

"Burness, who spent over 30 years as a planner with Sacramento County and was involved with much of the city's pre-incorporation planning, agreed with the city council that the jobs to housing imbalance needs to be addressed."

Sound like Mr. Burness is a huge part of the problem that exist today when he was a Sac County Planner during the Pre-Cityhood development and entitlements that included most of the actual construction of homes through 2005 from those county approved developments.

Anonymous said...

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12 acres = 1,700 to 2,000 jobs at a 4 to a 1,000 square feet, 80% net land ratio.

(12 acres x 43,560 square feet per acre x 80% land use efficiency divided by 1,000 times 4)

Where are the 25,000 jobs coming from?

Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus?

The job / housing imbalance is so out of kilter even with the token number of jobs that MIGHT be created at the project site.

Elk Grove will become a crime ridden dump because the vast majority of the parents have to drive out of town to get decent paying jobs, leaving their "precious little snowflakes" an opportunity to wreak havoc during their absence.




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Anonymous said...

Why do they want allow for the construction of more homes?

This city is full of residents most of whom can't find decent paying jobs in Elk Grove.

The council says that the business developers asked for rooftops.

Well there are already enough rooftops to house 160,000 people in Elk Grove.

What is with this penchant for building?

The reason that the Laguna area is going to pot is that the homeowners in that area move to the new subdivisions as opposed to staying and taking care of their homes.

Look at Antelope. That area went to the dogs when Rocklin, Lincoln and West Roseville were being developed.

Give people a chance to flee the gangbangers, car burglars, house burglars and they will.

Just like Los Angeles. They kept building and the older established areas became ghettos and barrios.

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