NC Media Watch

A quest for reason and accuracy in letters to the editor, guest editorials and other issues of interest to the citizens of Western Nevada County.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Beale Update - Yuba Highlands

Yuba Net Local/Region
Local opinion: Don Rivenes: Yuba Highlands
Author: Don Rivenes, Nevada City CA
Published on Feb 19, 2005, 09:11

Rivenes is against Yuba Highland because it produces urban sprawl in the county side.
The Yuba Highlands project is a classic example of sprawl – a proposed new town 20 miles from the nearest urban area. This development spreads out over large amounts of land; puts long distances between homes, stores, and job centers; and makes people even more dependent on driving in their daily lives.
He prefers Smart Growth
Principles of Smart Growth include: preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas; provide a variety of transportation choices; strengthen and direct development towards existing communities; create a range of housing opportunities and choices; and foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place.

Has anyone noted that Don Rivenes is also against the four developments proprosed to be annexed to Grass Valley, which is an existing community with a strong sense of place. Where new home will be close to stores, job centers with convenient access to public transit. Could it be that Mr. Rivenes is against all new development?

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