Proposed Housing Has Air Agency Up In Arms

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District has made an unprecedented move in attempting to block the passage of Measure O, an initiative that would change the land use designation of 2,000 acres outside of the county's urban growth bounda

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October 4, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By California 2000

While the air quality district has no power to make land use decisions, it opposes the measure because the vehicle pollution from the development would make it difficult to meet federal air quality standards by 2005, which could result in the loss of federal highway funds. The measure's proponent argues that the air quality district overstepped its political bounds, but then again, the developer of the project is using the initiative process to "bypass the system" after being turned down by county supervisors, an official stated.

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Thursday, September 28, 2000 in The Sacramento Bee


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