01/09/12

Latest on the General Plan

This morning, I once again made my feelings known about the General Plan Update.  I am a farmer and I support the farmers in this county.  I don't believe this plan "preserves agriculture" as one of our guiding principles suggests (GP #8 "Preserve agriculture as an integral component of the region's economy, character, and open space network).  In fact, it does the opposite by downzoning properties and lowering historical values.  If environmental groups like Endangered Habitats League want these lands, it should buy them.