Dear letters to the editor, Growth is an important aspect of a vibrant city. Redundant letters to the editor that profess the only ways to address population growth are “upward or outward” confuse matters. No one wants sprawling, endless cities oor high-rise apartment buildings scattered around the neighborhoods. The real issue is uncontrolled growth within the neighborhoods. Should neighborhoods be forced to adjust around developers, or will developers adjust to the neighborhoods? Growth is a fact of city life, but it must adhere to current laws. Without neighborhood plans, city codes, and state statues, our neighborhoods would be in chaos. With these laws, we can have a vibrant Austin.