Economic Stimulator Or Sprawl?

Is the plan to build 20,885 homes in Los Angeles a smart economic decision or is it urban sprawl that will worsen traffic congestion?
May 30, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In a vote that pitted the desperate need for housing against the fear of urban sprawl, Los Angeles County supervisors yesterday approved a revised environmental impact report on a plan to build 20,885 homes on the oak-and sage-covered hills of the Newhall Ranch and create the largest single subdivision in county history... Supervisor Michael Antonovich, whose district includes the development, noted it is expected to create 19,000 jobs and seven schools along with the housing... Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who cast the dissenting vote, argued the project would add tens of thousands of cars to jammed freeways at rush hour. He also cited it as another example of urban sprawl that has steadily eaten away at rural edges of the county."

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Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 in The San Diego Union-Tribune
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