County holds scoping session on Tassajara Valley development
Original post made on May 17, 2011
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on May 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Clearly, once sewers and water are established for development of Tassajara Valley, it will not be stopped by the temporary existance of olive trees. This continuing review against provisions of the urban limit line does challenge south county communities' residents to carefully consider who they want as supervisor during redistricting and 2012 elections.
With 19% of county homes distressed or vacant (Reuters 2011), the concept of more inventory with questionable sales value is a primary economic question for consideration BEFORE any further study is considered.
on May 18, 2011 at 8:21 am
I agree. If you want to preserve open space, there's a simple way to do that. LEAVE IT UNDEVELOPED.
BTW, are olive trees really native to our area?? Methinks not.
on May 18, 2011 at 9:12 am
"No date has been set for the beginning of the environmental impact report (EIR) process, though the county has already contracted with San Francisco based Circle Point to develop the report."
1. Wait a second! Who pays for the EIR? Hopefully not the county (ie, taxpayers).
2. If the New Farm project does not meet the legal requirements of the Gen Plan zoning, then why not rule on the project on that basis alone, without proceeding further to an EIR?
3. Does anyone know? The current (agricultural?) zoning allows for one house to be built on every how many acres? Is it 10 acres?
I'm trying to figure out how many EXTRA houses New Farm is trying to build (with how many extra estimated people and commuter trips) over what the voters previously approved? Right now, New Farm wants 187 houses on 771 acres (that equals 4 acres/house)--not that it is really intending to surround each house with that much space.
Think of all that extra traffic coming down to the freeways....and then more houses being built after that!