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Community Group to Hold SOI Forum

Elk Grove is seeking to expand its Sphere of Influence by 8,000 acres.

Elk Grove GRASP, a community group that has come out in opposition to the city's quest to expand its Sphere of Influence (SOI), will hold a community forum on that topic next week.

The forum will be held Tuesday at the Elk Grove Boulevard library, and will feature an appearance from a doctor who gave an anti-urban sprawl presentation in Redding several years ago.

The full press release from Elk Grove GRASP follows:

Elk Grove Grasp Community Forum

Elk Grove, CA – Elk Grove Grasp, a grassroots citizen’s group under the banner of “GRASP—A better Elk Grove is within our Grasp - by uniting neighborhoods together,” has planned a community forum to discuss the city’s pending Sphere of Influence Application. This application will allow for the ultimate expansion of the city boundariesby nearly 8,000 acres.

The forum topics will include:

  • What is an SOI?
  • Is Elk Grove doing “smart” planning?
  • Traffic and transportation; are there issues?
  • Do we really need more homes and shopping centers?

Guest Speaker: Alex Kelter MD

The Community Forum will be held:

  • Date: Tuesday March 5, 2013
  • Time:6:30-8:00pm
  • Location: Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd.

For further information please contact: Allenya KirbyEG.grasp@gmail.com

Elk Grove Grasp website: http://www.elkgrovegrasp.org

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