Around Dublin: The double-edged sword of growth
It appears that many Dubliners feel the city is bursting at the seams. And recent stats add more fuel to the fire.
In recently released population statistics that surprised virtually no one in Dublin, the state proclaimed Alameda as the second-fastest-growing county in the state, while our beloved Dublin was the third-fastest-growing city. And, as the Times previously reported, when you consider that the two fastest growing cities in the state’s report — McFarland (Kern County) and Chowchilla (Madera County) both have large state prisons that experienced increases in the number of inmates, which is included in the population stats, Dublin could very well be No. 1.
“The numbers themselves were not a surprise, we all recognize that Dublin is growing,” says City Council Member Abe Gupta. “We are situated in a very optimal area with easy access to BART and a thriving business climate. Our schools are well funded, and as a city we’re a very popular destination for families, young professionals and seniors — a rare statement for a Bay Area community.”
While no one would argue with Gupta on the attractiveness of Dublin, there continues to be — as I’ve previously reported — a growing drumbeat of people who say this bedroom community does not need many more bedrooms.
“Dublin is definitely growing too fast,” says Dublin resident Danielle Cooper.
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