CALIFORNIA – West Sacramento council OKs development – without gated entry

THE SACRAMENTO BEE:  West Sacramento council OKs development – without gated entry
By Darrell Smith
12/30/2014

West Sacramento leaders at year’s end were faced with a simple question: Gates or no gates.

Rocklin-based Mandarich Developments wants to build 222 single-family homes with a clubhouse and pool on 18.3 acres in the city’s Southport neighborhood. But one feature stood as a potential deal-breaker: a protected entry.

Council members told the developer that a gated community would defy their long-held notion of what West Sacramento stands for and what it wants to be.

“This is not a city that gates its neighborhoods off. That’s not who we are as a town,” West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting. “It’s a pretty open-and-shut issue as far as what our values are.”  Read more:

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