Take Action by 4/9: Our hillsides are at risk

Santa Clara County hillsides are at risk. YCS Investments is at it again with yet another proposal to develop Young Ranch.

Send a comment letter on the Young Ranch residential project’s Draft Environmental Impact Report by Sunday, April 9. This project threatens the integrity of San Jose’s greenbelt by setting an alarming precedent of allowing urban development in an ecologically sensitive rural area.

What’s Happening
The Young Ranch project is a 79 lot subdivision including 16 secondary units and a community center in the southeast hillsides just outside San Jose’s Greenline, the city’s voter-approved urban growth boundary. The 2,150 acre Young Ranch property contains very sensitive endangered species habitat especially that of the Bay checkerspot butterfly.

In April 2014, you helped us defeat the previous Young Ranch application. The Santa Clara County Planning Commission denied the project because it conflicted with the County General Plan. This latest version of the project is no different.

Why It Matters
The Draft Environmental Impact Report has found that the project will have significant and unavoidable impacts to scenic views, traffic safety, and County and City of San Jose’s long-standing policies on rural development. However, it hasn’t analyzed all that it should.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julie Hutcheson at [email protected].

Let’s ensure Santa Clara County County addresses every environmental impact of this project – send your e-mail by April 9 using the form below.


Julie Hutcheson

Legislative Advocate

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