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, Supervisor Dave Cortese requested a report from the County Executive on options to fund farmland preservation. His request was supported by Supervisor Wasserman, whose district contains the majority of our valley’s remaining farmland.
The Board needs to identify a reliable funding stream to preserve the approximately 12,000 acres of agricultural land most vulnerable to development. The County Executive’s report will provide options for the Board to consider, including a possible ballot measure in 2020. We will let you know when the Board receives the report so that you have the opportunity to weigh in on that discussion.
Thanks for speaking up to preserve our local farmland! Your voice does make a difference.
Please email the Supervisors to thank them for requesting options to fund farmland preservation in Santa Clara County!