In The News: Manteca and Stockton Fastest Growing Communities in San Joaquin County
On May 2, 2014 the Manteca Bulletin reported that new state figures reveal Stockton and Manteca were the fastest growing communities in San Joaquin County last year. Manteca has added almost 8,000 residents sine the housing market collapse in 2007 and now has over 70,000 residents. Although Stockton gained almost 3 times as many residents last year, Manteca led the County in building permits for new housing. The article indicates the City had a 4 point plan to save housing development during the recession. This included getting development agreements in place with land developers and waiving fees that would have paid for sewer system improvements. These fees were around 12,000 dollars at the height of the housing boom.