Plan for university was not hastily conceived

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The Sierra Club is up to its usual tricks with its current lawsuit that challenges the county’s approval of the Regional University Plan. It’s a shame such divisive tactics have to be used when it’s evident to so many people that we have a wonderful opportunity for a private university that may never come our way again. This is not a plan that was conceived hastily. The Regional University Plan was originated in 2001 and rapidly gained momentum and backing from a wide variety of people, including education, government, civic and business leaders. It ultimately received unanimous support in December 2008 by the Placer Board of Supervisors. The plan, which has attracted strong interest from Drexel University in Philadelphia, blends perfectly with the Sacramento region’s vision for a “smart growth” plan. The donated land is located west of Roseville where a 600-acre university campus and an adjacent 500-acre community would be developed to finance the campus. By adding this higher educational opportunity, Placer County would become an education centerpiece for all of Northern California. George and Susan Goto, Roseville