The city is eying eight thousand acres near the Franklin Laguna community. New developments create jobs and the city says it needs to create space for new residents. According to the Bee, Elk Grove is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. But birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway need to stretch their wings too, and other local creatures are endangered. Environmentalists say the city doesn't need to sprawl. They believe growth projections are overrated, and the environmental impact reports are flawed. Elk Grove is promising to grow responsibly. Sacramento County is okay with the city's plan. Now they're trying meet approval from federal regulators, and the Local Agency Formation Commotion, who'll make a decision at a meeting on November sixth.