Re "Supervisors OK 2,700-acre plan at Cordova" (Page A1, Jan. 30): I have to ask whether developer Ron Alvarado sees the natural beauty of those rolling hills and the wide open space the same way long-term residents of this county do. I think not.
Alvarado and Sacramento County supervisors have their heads buried in the sand, thinking this development plan is actually "smart growth" and good for our communities. As a long-term resident, I have seen these same types of areas throughout our region become overdeveloped, leading to urban sprawl.
Having the scenes in our heads of people riding their bikes, walking, or utilizing a non-existent transit system is a fantasy in this county. People, wake up! Urban sprawl is the reality.
-- Elisa Garcia, Sacramento