Originally Posted by Alta California
Since there will be 2 million more people in the Bay in the future, the map help identify places in the Bay where there's room for growth. I'm looking at you Marin, Sonoma and Napa! Leave it to France to grow the wines, you three however have some growing to do.
I'd rather leave the wines and the redwoods where they are and do what growing can't be done in SF and Alameda (and I think plenty can still be done there) in San Mateo, Contra Costa and Santa Clara.
One thing I've always loved about living in SF is the ability to get OUT of SF and into unspoiled nature very quickly and, barring traffic in recent years, very easily. That's a lot harder to do in the eastern cities where I grew up and lived the early years of my life. Personally, I treasure the Wine Country and the Russian River Valley as they are.