Re McKinley Village critics stand in the way of smart growth (Our Region, May 28): Marcos Breton's hand-wringing over opposition to McKinley Village is ridiculous. The definition of smart growth is not to build housing destined to become an isolated rental island due to its dangerous and unpleasant location.
Breton suggests that those opposed are against job creation and even "because they don't want new families in moving in" is preposterous. Everyone knows the real estate mantra "location, location, location".
I think Alice Perez misspeaks when she says she wants to buy a home situated in a flood zone between a highway curve, railroad tracks, and a dump as this is in no way an ideal location. This is not about vision. If Phil Angelides really cared, he would build a high school for East Sacramento students who continue without.
-- Shannon Ross, Sacramento