Local Leaders Meet to Discuss Rapid Population Growth
Sacramento area mayors, city council members and supervisors will meet Thursday for the first-ever Elected Officials Summit. As Steve Milne reports, they’ll be talking about population growth and future land-use patterns.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
By the year 20-50, Sacramento’s population will grow by nearly 2-Million. Local leaders will discuss plans to manage the growth in a way that minimizes traffic congestion and pollution. They’ll also get results of a new survey conducted by noted pollster Richard Wirthlin. He says people are concerned about rapid growth. Very important to the area residents that they look to the future that somehow will be a little bit more slower paced and that they’ll be able to enjoy employment opportunities and still deal perhaps a little more effectively with such problems as traffic congestion and the air pollution. Wirthlin surveyed 13-hundred residents by telephone last month. Tonight’s summit will be at the Downtown Sacramento Public Library. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.