Re "Gold Rush in housing fuels a fight" (Page A1, Aug. 10): The previous plan for Marble Valley was for 398 residential lots only. The latest plan, in addition to over 3,200 dwelling units in Marble Valley, wants to add 475,000 square feet for commercial use and a one-mile divided thoroughfare down the middle.
This is a transparent and blatant effort to overturn responsible zoning. This is a Trojan Horse designed to allow the maximum development of commercial space and multifamily units to optimize profit at the expense of others and the environment.
This proposal would turn a pristine oak-covered valley into a "strip mall" complete with a carnival-like midway. Furthermore, to suggest that a water-filled quarry pit, some 300-feet deep with three of its four sides almost vertical drops is a recreational lake is ludicrous. This pond is a likely death trap -- not a recreational lake.
-- David George Kinghorn, El Dorado Hills