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Sanger mayor excited that highway expansion will boost sprawl

Over the past decade, California has passed various laws and initiatives aimed at decreasing driving, carbon emissions, and sprawl.

No one has told the Central Valley, which is celebrating the groundbreaking of yet another highway expansion project. 

“This will connect us all in a more meaningful way,” said Henry
Perea, chairman of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors and one of
many speakers at a ground-breaking ceremony Friday. “When I see this
freeway, I see a gateway to economic prosperity.”

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/08/16/3445266/work-kicks-off-on-next-eastward.html#storylink=cpy

This week the Fresno Bee announced that yet another round of highway expansions would kick off in the rural parts of the county. The expansion plan will take a two-lane road, and make it four lanes, with a median wide enough to support two more. Click to read more!

Come sprawl with Clovis

Last week, there was lots of chat about “the end of sprawl” after the New York Times ran two pieces harkening the decline of suburban expansion. One, “The Death of the Fringe Suburb” was relayed around the blogosphere with many putting in their own examples of how suburban expansion was coming to a close.

Clovis, like many other cities built on sprawl, would like to have a word with them.

The Clovis City Council has introduced another reduction in development fees to attract developers who have been sitting on the fringes.

The council approved a two-year fee reduction, that began Thursday, that would provide developers with an average savings of $4,500 per lot for residential development and about $35,000 an acre for commercial, industrial and office projects. Click to read more!