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How does your community fare when it comes to smart growth? Click on the map below to find out.
Click on any city, either directly on the map or on the bar to the right, for details on that city, its final scores and why it ranked high or low. Also included are survey answers provided by each city’s representative. Percentages reflect values attached to those answers.
You also can click on one of the nine category radio buttons to see how the city ranked, by category, among its 60 peers in the San Joaquin Valley. For instance, click on “overall” and you’ll see Oakdale finished first. Click on “Outreach” and you’ll see Fresno was No. 1.
To find out what each category means, just roll over the category.
You’ll find that color means something in this survey, too. Green is good; yellow and orange, so-so; red, look out.
OAKDALE - A front porch swing catches a lift of breeze and gently sways beyond a white picket fence. A meandering sidewalk, 10 feet off the road, works through bright green grass. The sidewalk connects to a bike path, nature trail and a country river.
Across the San Joaquin Valley, one of California's fastest- growing regions, cities on average are doing about half of what they might to encourage smart growth.