Re "Agency denies Elk Grove's plan" (Our Region, Nov. 8): Regarding the news article about the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission turning down Elk Grove's request to expand its boundaries, I believe that the people who live in the Sacramento area need to be made aware of how bad the suburban sprawl issue has become for this region. Sprawl has caused the loss of agricultural land and environmental damage. Elk Grove is a perfect example of how suburban sprawl has destroyed a once-economically stable town and turned it into a wasteful, environmentally devastating, money-hungry city. If the public was more aware of the benefits of proper city and regional planning, it could change their minds on key issues that may come up to a vote concerning the future of the area we all live in.
-- Dylan Perry, Elk Grove