By Brad Mitzelfelt
1st District Supervisor, San Bernardino
With stimulation of job growth as one of my top priorities, the High Desert Corridor project is especially exciting because it will attract long-term, sustainable economic growth and create immediate construction jobs while improving the quality of life High Desert residents, easing congestion, and speeding goods movement through Southern California and the West.
Post-war Southern California has followed a pattern of growth that promotes congestion. Bedroom communities become populated with commuters who increasingly clog overburdened roads and freeways to reach faraway jobs. Highway infrastructure lags decades behind and never catches up. Family time decreases as commuting time increases.
We can learn from that historical trend by creating state-of-the-art infrastructure first and, with good land use planning, create the kind of jobs and housing together to reduce commutes, improve safety and our quality of life.… Read the full article