Author: Julie Hutcheson

CEQA: A Force for People and Nature
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CEQA: A Force for People and Nature

Committee for Green Foothills is a steadfast supporter of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and has been since this landmark environmental protection and public process law was passed by the state legislature in 1970. This is because it gives the public – and organizations like ours –  the right to weigh in on the...

Supervisors Request Options to Fund Farmland Preservation
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Supervisors Request Options to Fund Farmland Preservation

On May 7, we asked you to speak up for farmland preservation by asking the Board of Supervisors to allocate money to help protect local farmland at risk of sprawl. Thank you to the 249 people who emailed the Board! We’re pleased to say that progress was made, and your emails mattered. During the budget workshop,...

Action Alert: Update on the SEQ
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Action Alert: Update on the SEQ

What’s Happening On Wednesday February 6, the Morgan Hill City Council directed staff to postpone starting the process for development of city-owned property in the Southeast Quadrant until Council has had the opportunity to review and discuss the City’s plan for this area. Please email the City Council to thank them for deciding to reevaluate...

Supervisors Support Funding Preservation of 12,000 Farmland Acres
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Supervisors Support Funding Preservation of 12,000 Farmland Acres

On Tuesday, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to strengthen the protection and viability of agriculture in the County, including allocating up to $20 million annually (if available) from the year-end General Fund balance to acquire agricultural conservation easements. Please email the Supervisors to thank them for acting to preserve farmland in...

A Big Win: Morgan Hill Annexation Denied
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A Big Win: Morgan Hill Annexation Denied

After a four hour hearing on Wednesday, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted 4 to 3 to deny the City of Morgan Hill’s request to annex 66 acres of farmland in the Southeast Quadrant (SEQ) for development. Thank you to all those who sent letters or made public comment at the hearing. Please join...

Help Us Fight Sprawl in the SEQ
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Help Us Fight Sprawl in the SEQ

Note: This action alert is now closed.  We will publish an update on the LAFCO meeting shortly. On Wednesday, December 5, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will consider the City of Morgan Hill’s request to annex 65 acres of farmland in the Southeast Quadrant (SEQ) for development. Please come to the LAFCO meeting, or send...

Action Alert Followup: Sprawl in the SEQ
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Action Alert Followup: Sprawl in the SEQ

On Tuesday, we asked you to speak up for responsible growth and farmland in Morgan Hill. Your response was heartening! 30 people emailed the City and Council Members.   Unfortunately, City Council – on a 3 to 2 vote – adopted a resolution authorizing the City to apply once again to LAFCo so they may...

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