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pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-27-03 08:15 AM
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21. developer greed
you asked:

"But dammit, why do they keep building subdivisions in desert tinderboxes that are prone to burn?"

two words: developer greed.

we're losing the battle with powerful developers who have local cities in their pocket wanting more revenues. where we are, beautiful areas filled with desert and mountain flora and fauna are leveled and turned into tract after tract of monster mansions and starter palaces. many of the homes that went up in flames were huge multi-million houses that stood where we had orange groves, ravines filled with wild life and desert plants. people with lots of money also buy land high up in the mountains--several locations nearby you can see bull dozer scarring the face of the mountains as the moneyed types build their custom spreads.

where recent "family homes" have been built, houses are packed into tracts like sardines in a can.

developers don't care where they build: in southern california long time residents knew for decades that the 210 freeway would be built but developers went ahead and constructed expensive house right along the proposed freeway. now residents (who didn't know or cared to find out) are having to face the horrible noise, dust and whatever. ofcourse they won't be able to sell these houses.


i don't generally curse people out, but i always hope there is a special hell for developers.
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