Development excesses |

Development excesses

While people die at the hand of impatient drivers on Highway 49, road rage occurrences are more frequent, people fume while waiting for the traffic at the end of the school day, traffic backs up everywhere, each passing day means our children can less afford to live in their own home town. Signs in Penn Valley on flood plains tout “zoned 120 homes on 20 acres.” Implants from urban areas move their fear right on up with them to the “rural” life and pollute the night skies with their trazillion-watt flood lights. What are the “powers that be” doing by allowing any more megabuck developments into this area when we all know that there is no infrastructure in place to accommodate them and they are further degrading what is left of rural life?

Where is the water going to come from? Where is the sewage going? How is traffic accommodated? More developments will only engender more impatience, more rage, more traffic snafus and inevitably more fast cars/more deaths, less rural quality, a sadly compromised environment and the “Rosevillization” of the area. No matter. It’s payday for no-brained county planners and their integrity-challenged friends, the developers, right? Stand up, people.

Eleanore MacDonald

Penn Valley

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