A passion for protecting our land, water, and heritage is at the very heart of Diane's work as District 3 Supervisor. She has been a fighter for sustainability and for our watersheds for decades, both in and out of office, and always will be.
ISSUE: SHOULD WE VOTE TO MAKE MEASURE C LAW?
Measure C is a voter-designed initiative on the June 5 ballot. It is based on good intentions. With voter approval, it will set into place immediately a provision for watercourse buffers in which trees cannot be cut - which in some cases is duplicative of what already exists, and in other cases increases the area where trees cannot be cut. Measure C will also establish a policy regarding oak woodland removal for agricultural purposes that may not occur for several years.
Diane wants to hear from the voters on these important policy decisions; she has no recommendation on Measure C. For fuller thoughts from Diane on this important policy initiative, please click here for ISSUE: MEASURE C.
For more information regarding these two changes to the County’s existing regulatory system on agricultural watershed (AW) zoned lands (our hillsides), click here.
DEFINITION OF AGRICULTURE
ISSUE: HOW & WHEN HAS THE COUNTY DEFINITION CHANGED?
ISSUE: WHAT'S THE BOS DOING TO ADDRESS THIS PERENNIAL PROBLEM?
The Board of Supervisors currently is responding to the concerns about cumulative effect of traffic growth in the County by revising our Circulation Plan in the General Element. This plan was written in 2008 as a projection to serve the County for at least 10-15 years, and was based on 2007 data (as general plans are typically written).
STUDY NEEDED MUCH EARLIER THAN PLANNED: Diane and her colleagues realized in early 2014 that it needed updating sooner than the planned 2020 target and started the update process years earlier in response to this priority.
UPDATE STATUS? Good news! While there have been a lot of bumps in the road since 2014 because of major disasters within the County and changing state law , the first draft of the revised plan is finally coming to the planning commission within the next month--summer of 2018. This new plan is based on 2016 data and we have high hopes that it will be of great usefulness as a guide to putting in place the most effective measures possible to ease our commuter pains
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