Urban Growth/Suburban Growth

Both are good as they both serve the interests of people choosing to live where they want, but all too often, media presents one—urban growth—as the holy grail, and the other—suburban growth—as the bottomless pit.

The freedom of people to be able to live where they want, and the freedom of the building community to—with proper oversight—respond to that freedom of choice with housing built appropriate to buyer’s demands; is a great blessing in the relatively free enterprise country we are fortunate to inhabit.

But all too often, some would restrict that freedom and impose, with governmental power, deep restrictions on the type of housing built and where it may be built, regardless of the wishes of the buying public; and while there are very good reasons to restrict certain types of development, in the American River Parkway or that blocking public access to ocean beaches for instance; most of the restrictions called for in our area by the environmentalists and their media spokespeople, are wrong and very destructive to the health of our local economy.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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