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  •  Of course, in San Francisco proper (6+ / 0-)

    you're limited by geography -- I don't see too many proposals to fill in the Bay to add real estate (and considering liquefaction in earthquakes, it wouldn't be advisable anyway -- I was here for Loma Prieta in 1989).

    And the "NIMBYs" are more concerned with responsible growth -- namely taking into account the services that are needed to support said growth. Much of the opposition to development south of San Jose, for example, in the Coyote Valley region was due to the fact that there was zero transit in the area and no plans for expansion...therefore it would have been what I call a "transit dead zone" with the only access being private automobile and accompanying traffic and pollution headaches. (As a non-driver, I'm all too aware of those zones and how they've limited where I can live, work, and play.) Why not make sure the infrastructure is in place first, or will be available in the near future, before beginning a project?

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 04:57:51 PM PST

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    •  Plus Coyote Valley (1+ / 0-)
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      is one of the last remaining agricultural fragments of the Valley of Heart's Delight.  I'd much rather see us build up within the existing borders, than take out the very last of what was some of the best farming land anywhere.

      "Teachers are the enemies of ignorance. If the teachers win, Rush and his allies lose." Stolen from Sidnora, 12/15/12 with thanks!

      by kmoore61 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:24:56 PM PST

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