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Growth questioned

In response to the “white flight” column by Mr Ackerman, he was correct in many regards. The problem, though, is that none of this is contrived. It reflects an economic reality in this country. There are just alot of people looking for the same thing. I realized this much to my chagrin when I moved here from Humboldt County where my family and myself lived in ignorant bliss for years. Adding more “affordable” housing and growth to an area will add only more of the same. It is naive to think someone of moderate income will be purchasing houses in this area. I kid myself as being just another white guy with a pickup truck and a lumber rack but as a taxpaying resident of this community, I have the right and responsiblity to question any growth issue, and to expect my elected officials to do the same. In the areas that the “urban refugees” came from there were people asking the same questions as we are now concerning growth. Unfortunately, the inevitability of growth was accepted as inescapable.

David Kemph

Grass Valley


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