Cooley Criticizes County on Cordova Controversy

In comments made last night in Elk Grove, Assembly Member Ken Cooley criticized Sacramento County over its recent approval of a controv...


In comments made last night in Elk Grove, Assembly Member Ken Cooley criticized Sacramento County over its recent approval of a controversial new housing development in the eastern area of the county called Cordova Hills.

Cooley, a first term Democratic assembly member representing the state's eighth district, made the comments before the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club monthly meeting. Prior to his November election to the assembly, Cooley served on the Rancho Cordova City Council, which is adjacent to the Cordova Hills development.

The topic came up after Cooley was asked his opinion of the massive project which could add up to 8,000 homes on the boundary of the Sacramento County Urban Services Boundary.

"I am not crazy about it," Coley said. 

Cooley went on to say that Sacramento County is working closely with Areojet to help develop a major retailing center near Highway 50 and Hazel Ave. and to make that project viable, as well as provide the county with tax revenue, it needs residential units to support it. The development of Cordova Hills would provide those residential units to support it Cooley explained.

"That project cannot be viable unless there are a lot of houses," he said. "I think Cordvoa Hills plays that role."


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Anonymous said...

Hey EG leaders where have we heard that logic before? More rooftops = more shopping. More rooftops = kiss your home equity goodbye! More shopping = more minimum wage jobs.

Ken Cooley is to be commended for his honesty. Unlike EG leaders, I guess he doesn't need the developer money for his next campaign!

SteveB6509 said...

Very impressive alliteration in the title!

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