Elk Grove: where are the jobs?

07/18/2014 11:07 AM

07/17/2014 8:57 AM

Re "A place to work, play and call home" (Real Estate, July 5): I saw Elk Grove was profiled with the headline "A place to work, play and call home." Work? Not with a jobs to housing ratio of .058.

And now we have the July 16 headline "Elk Grove plan goes after jobs." The article covers Elk Grove City Council's tentative approval for the development of 1,200 acres near the failed discount mall, touting the potential for 21, 345 jobs. The caveat being that before the job-generating phase of development can begin, 4,790 additional homes and apartments must be built in order to pay for the infrastructure.

Councilman Pat Hume's often stated declaration on development: "First comes rooftops, then comes commercial, and then comes jobs," should by now have resulted in jobs coming out of our ears.

OK, business world, we've got the rooftops. Where are you? -- Diane Owen, Elk Grove

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