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Is Idaho development following California's overgrown path?

January 4, 2018View for printing

I have been in Idaho for seven years. During this time I have learned that people from my native state of California are not universally loved and embraced. But let's face it: More and more Californians are making their way - fleeing, as it were - to Idaho.

One type of Californian which I truly hope that Idahoans will be very wary of is the land developer. Land developers sing a siren song of increased tax base and improved land usage, and leave in their wake acre upon acre of destroyed farmland, traffic gridlock, compact living space, and stressed infrastructures and schools. Believe me, when they are finally through, there will not be an inch of open land left in Southern Idaho. Think locusts.

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