Almanac

Viewpoint - February 2, 2011

Letter: Bad idea to build 12,000 homes in salt ponds

The idea of the restorable salt ponds in Redwood City being developed into 12,000 new houses is ludicrous. In a sane world, Redwood City would no more consider permitting one single-family dwelling out there than on the moon — why are they considering an entire city?

I've heard the developers promising pie in the sky, but realistically those promises are seldom true for the people hearing them. The burden on the roads, the flooding potential, not to mention the hardship created for the current residents along East Bayshore Road, are all inconceivable to me.

Could it be that someone in the city is dreaming of the sound of a cash register loudly "chinging?"

Virginia Lee, San Carlos

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