Does Thorne have it all wrong?
Original post made by Ray Morris, Vineyard Hills, on Jul 11, 2007
In typical republican form, Thorne resorts to name calling with the classic "elitist" word. I guess if you oppose suburban sprawl, that makes you an elitist. I guess if you care about good urban planning and the environment, instead of simply "tax revenue for the city", that makes you an elitist. When you consider the cost of suburban sprawl (traffic, pollution, bad health, bad quality of life, etc.) the immediate gratification of tax revenue isn't so grand. The "tax revenue" lovers seem to completely lack a sense of what makes a good built environment and also show almost no foresight into the potential impacts such development bring about. Gee, why don't we build 12 Walmarts in Pleasanton, they bring revenue! It is also comforting to know that sprawl loving republican Scott Haggerty is playing a role in this.