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Slow-Growth Initiative and Home Costs, Traffic

May 29, 1988

It is disheartening to read in The Times that a recent poll indicates a significant drop in the number of Orange County residents who support the slow-growth initiative (Proposition A). The initiative proposes modest and reasonable controls over future growth. The opponents evidently will settle for nothing less than unrestrained building and development.

The present rate of commercial and residential building will require water that we do not have; where will it come from? Where will we deposit our garbage and sewage? How much more smog can we tolerate?

If the building industry and its backers are able to persuade a literate populace that moderate controls will result in more traffic problems, unemployment and other dire consequences, we will indeed deserve the consequences.

ARTHUR J. GUZETTA

Dana Point

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