We’ll have an article mentioning this in the Fall 2007 Green Footnotes – Santa Clara County last week rejected a proposal to redesignate 60 acres of land on Watsonville Road from Hillside designation to Rural Residential. The redesignation would have tripled the amount of allowed development, and because only about one-third of the parcel touch Rural Residential parcels, it would have stretched the concept of “infill” beyond recognition. This isn’t what we need, especially so far away from city limits.
Instead, the Supervisors voted 5-0 to reject the idea. It didn’t seem like we’d have such a resounding victory at the beginning – we at CGF spent a lot of time calling Supervisors, meeting with them and their staffs, and appearing at the hearing. We’re very glad to have stopped a bad precedent and maintained a good one.