Let me get this right: Modesto is on a list of “10 worst cities in America” for the following: air pollution, worst crime, car theft, mortgage fails, most miserable city to retire in, worst-run city – and oh, add the little ditty that businesses won’t come here because our undereducated, underskilled population isn’t a good fit for them. Our governing folk think it can all be fixed by swallowing the best of the last farmland for miles around! Seems to us we have much bigger problems to address – like falling school enrollment and all of the aforementioned issues.
Modesto doesn’t need to annex squat. We aren’t going to grow. This isn’t rocket science material. It’s greed vs. legacy.
No one is beating down our door, people. Let’s be real here. The real issue isn’t public information. A few wealthy folks that own land but don’t live there are anxious to get busy recouping on their investments by selling. Imagine: Modesto – One of the 10 worst-run cities in America. Imagine.