Letters to the Editor

West Park an economic stimulus

We really need the Crows Landing inland port project. It is long overdue and maybe such a development could bring much-needed amenities to the surrounding towns, such as a hospital and more public transportation.

West Park possibly would stimulate economic growth, not to mention keeping locally earned dollars spent within our ZIP codes. A vast amount of people are tired of commuting to the Bay Area or farther. Housing affordability and wages have to be comparable to facilitate and promote steady growth.

I'm not calling for a mass plan of urban sprawl and an overturn of small-town life. I would just like to see people who already live in this area be able to afford where they live and participate in the communities. The only way I envision this happening is through local and competitive employment. I would love to work for West Park and am very interested in the development.

ERIC RAGSDALE

Patterson

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