Re "Develop farmlands, not housing projects" (Letters, Dec. 1): The Sacramento Bee has done a good job sharing readers' views on the McKinley Village proposal for 300-plus new homes on 48 acres in east Sacramento currently zoned for heavy industrial use. McKinley Village, as proposed, will greatly tax the area infrastructure that established residents count on. The project's major shortcoming is its lack of automobile access via Alhambra Boulevard, which the developer says is "infeasible." That means it would be expensive and reduce profits. This proposal reflects poorly on those who favor it because it shows little regard for the quality of life of the people who already live in east Sacramento or for those who might live there in the future.
-- Michael Greene, Sacramento