Unable to vote on urban limits

04/25/2013 7:24 PM

04/25/2013 7:25 PM

I read with interest "A line in the soil" (April 21, Page A-1) about Modesto's battle over farmland and sprawl. I was, however, dismayed to read that this might lead to a citywide vote on urban limits. My address is Modesto, but I live outside the city limits, about one mile west of Vintage Faire Mall. My family has owned and successfully farmed this property for 113 years.

I wonder how many of those who do live within the city limits of Modesto realize that those of us who live outside the city Limits are not allowed to vote on what happens to our homes and land when the city wants to change those city limits? We who have a true vested interest in the future of these properties in question are denied the opportunity to vote on these issues. If I recall my history lessons, it seems to me that it was a similar situation that brought on the Revolutionary War.



Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service