Clark Mason, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Cloverdale’s plans for future growth continue to be a topic of debate and somewhat of a puzzle to the government officials who are responsible for setting the city’s ultimate boundaries.
The city’s plan to stretch south to the historic community of Asti, while leaving some unincorporated county “islands” in between, continues to provoke strong, differing opinions.
It gave pause Wednesday to the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission, which is charged with approving the city’s “sphere of influence,” defined as its probable physical boundary and service area.
“I think all of the problems we’re seeing here are the result of the urban growth boundary,” said commissioner Teresa Barrett, referring to the measure approved by Cloverdale voters in 2010.