Re "McKinley Village will be asset to city" (Another View, Aug. 21): Josh Pane's panegyric notwithstanding, McKinley Village (which many of us call Centrage 3) will damage a nature reserve, flood East Sacramento and Midtown with traffic, increase our air contamination, and further imperil the safety of our kids who walk to school.
How will this traffic find its way to us? Simple, the developer, Phil Angelides, plans to blow holes through the levee so he can tunnel thousands of cars into our already overburdened streets. He calls this "smart infill."
But it feels like outspill to me.
To build three-car-garage houses in a toxic basin, then breach the levee to send the cars into our streets violates the dictates of responsible growth and turns our classic but fragile neighborhoods into collateral damage. Calling this profiteering fiasco smart growth is another case of lipstick on a pig. Are we falling for it? No way.
-- Pat Lynch, Sacramento