A town the size of Gridley thrust up into the foothills on the east side of Chico, destroying valuable animal and plant habitat, eliminating mature oak trees, disrupting water flow, increasing Chico’s greenhouse gas emissions, and impairing the viewshed.
That’s Valley’s Edge—a sprawling 1,446 acres of beautiful range and oak savanna turned into ticky-tacky houses on the hillside. But not inexpensive houses. Not houses for the people in Chico who need housing. Houses for people coming from the Bay Area or Southern California.
Stop Valley’s Edge has done extensive research into the issues that worry Chicoans—fire danger, traffic, polluted water, water shortage, loss of open spaces for biking and hiking. We have evidence that verifies the negative impact Valley’s Edge would have on our city.
The proponents and developers of Valley’s Edge are surely stretching the truth when they claim that they will have significant affordable housing in their plans. The touted trails and parks of the HOA development would not be open to all Chicoans. This development is not meant for Chicoans. It’s meant to put dollars in the pockets of developers, realtors and loan companies. Follow the money.
On March 5, vote “no” on measures O and P. Stop Valley’s Edge.