Stockton City Limits is a blog about growth and development in Stockton, California. I believe that the issues facing Stockton are a direct result of the way in which the city was planned. Stockton suffers from a combination of high crime, towering unemployment, and soaring foreclosure rates, each of which can be traced to the city’s unmitigated outward development. Focusing development on the periphery of the city depletes Stockton’s historic neighborhoods, creates and intensifies pockets of inequality and decay, and turns homes into commodities devoid of any sense of place. But despite Stockton’s current state of affairs, the city has a chance to capitalize on its economic assets, geographical location and rich history. With sensible planning focusing inward, Stockton can emerge a stronger city. This site discusses the problems at hand due to excessive outward development as well as policies and ideas to turn Stockton into a sustainable, livable and prosperous city.
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