Re "Supervisors OK 2,700-acre plan at Cordova Hills" (Page A1, Jan. 30): I left the supervisors meeting before the vote supporting Cordova Hills. But not before hearing an abundance of testimony why the board should have voted the project down.
Mike McKeever of SACOG pointed out how the project could keep the region from meeting critical greenhouse gas reduction goals, adding further that we could, here in pothole heaven, potentially lose federal funds because the project doesn't meet the board's own transportation plan. It seemed to me the mainstay to the yea vote was the possibility that the project would try to attract a university on the site. Turns out there are already five other sites in the region also trying to attract that elusive butterfly. One, Folsom, has actually made inroads into achieving this goal.
Hats is off to Supervisor Phil Serna for being the brave, wise vote against this horrible waste of our environment. Shame on the rest of the board.
-- Kathleen Mast, Arden