Day: April 16, 2011

Government Sprawl

According to the newspaper, the state is broke. The county is broke. The city is broke. Teachers are being laid off because there’s no money for schools.

But in Fresno, a beautiful orchard is much too appealing for development. It doesn’t matter that there’s no money. It doesn’t matter that there is plenty of space elsewhere. It doesn’t matter that there are no homes nearby.

It’s an orchard, and it’s of monumental importance that it be torn down and replaced with a cookie-cutter school.

What was.

What is.

Full ground-level tour tomorrow.