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— "Soon we'll be able to walk from school to school by their rooftops, they'll be so close together. You'll see a school on nearly every corner," predicted John Stump, a lawyer who has lived and worked in City Heights 25 years. Describing himself as a "concerned resident," Stump thinks the school district should replace some of the homes to be destroyed. "Just because they're not required to by law doesn't mean they can't have a policy," he said. "You're not required by law to give to charities, but you do because it's the right thing." Stump likens new schools to invaders from outer space. "The elementary schools are just the robot explorers. Each one requires two full city blocks. That's ten blocks out of City Heights," Stump said. "But they're not the battle cruisers. One high school alone will take five or six city blocks. The high school will be the starship Enterprise or the Battlestar Galactica. Are we landing a spacecraft or are we building a community?"

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