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March 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Population growth: Not really a good thing

The tone of the article on King County census data [“King County booming, but some state counties dying off,” FYI Guy, March 27] makes the rapid population growth sound like a good thing.

I suppose that it is better than what places like Detroit have been going through. But growth brings a host of problems with it that our government is doing a poor job of addressing.

The traffic on our roads is bad and getting worse. We are not even properly maintaining the roads we have, much less expanding the public transit system at a rate that can keep up with growth.

We like to believe that we are protecting the environment, then we bulldoze it down to make room for more homes.

If we continue to expand our cities at such a fast rate, it would not be very long before what makes our region a great place to live will be gone.

Gary Maxwell, Lynnwood

Comments | Topics: census data, environment, Gary Maxwell

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