Regional Planners Sued for Promoting Sprawl

The Cleveland National Forest Foundation is suing SANDAG over a $200 billion transportation plan that purportedly only promotes sprawl through freeway extensions.

"'We don't need to spend money doing what we've been doing for the past 40 years when we can change and build a better community for our own citizens,' [president of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation Jack] Shu said."

"Duncan McFetridge said the plan fails to address the need for for livable, transit-oriented communities.

'There are some parts of the SANDAG plan that sound very attractive, there's a lot of transit investment for example, but it's off in the future,' said McFetridge. 'And the kind of challenge that we face is now. And if we don't invest now, we won't reap the benefits later.'"

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