Thursday, March 16, 2006

"The SACOG Report

The rate of growth may have slowed a little this last year but the long-term population projections for the Capital Region is frightening.
Rusty Dupray, is a El Dorado County Supervisor and chairman of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). According to Rusty the organization has been working with area planners to cope with the expected growth in the six-county region. This is what SACOG is reporting will be happening over the next 23 years:
The area’s population will increase another 1.2 million people, jobs will be plentiful with 450,000 new ones created and there will be an additional 450,000 new homes built fields near you.
Twenty-three years from now may seam like a long time but its impact isn’t all going to arrive on March 15th. 2029. If we assume that growth will be spread-out evenly over the next 23 years then every year our region will add another 50,000 people, 20,000 jobs and 17,500 new homes. And you thought highways 50 and 80 were crowded already!

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


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