Measure Q provides San Benito citizens the power to stop outdoors designers from destroying your county. I have actually seen lots of rural counties get run over by designers who encourage city government authorities to alter their zoning: The designers been available in, construct, offer and take their earnings. They leave traffic, urban spread, overcrowded schools and water issues. You can stop this by offering yourselves a voice in San Benito County’s future– by voting YES on Measure Q.
I represented San Benito County in Congress for 24 years. I believed making Pinnacles a National Park would provide your regional economy an increase and San Benito would succeed by developing on its natural properties. Sadly, your managers enabled a Texas garbage dump business to make a good-looking revenue by utilizing San Benito as the area’s trash dump.
None of your managers’ choices– to authorize sprawl advancement, the inadequately prepared nodes and imported trash– would be allowed counties like Monterey orSanta Cruz Your managers do not acknowledge that urban spread and importing a mountain of trash will never ever bring financial success. With the unbelievable farming properties of your county, you have a gem to be cherished, not trashed.
As a Monterey County Supervisor, I saw some bad tasks authorized by our board however later on turned down by theCoastal Commission Coastal counties like Monterey and Santa Cruz have a look at bad advancement. Your county does not.
Measure Q provides you the power to evaluate and alter your managers’ advancement choices. Just offering the citizens that power will make your managers do their task better since they understand that you have the last word.
As a Democrat, I’m bothered to see San Benito Democratic Central Committee leaders succumb to designers’ incorrect pledges of regional tasks and regional taxes. Just the opposite takes place: The designers bring their low-wage, out-of-county labor force to construct tasks, pressure the managers to cut their effect costs, and never ever assist the school districts handle overcrowding. It’s really incorrect.
Historically, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties were one county, where California was born. Today, these counties’ economies are sustained by tourist and farming. They’re “In and out” economies: Tourists drive in and farming items are eliminated. Crowded roadways eliminate both.
Your next-door neighbors are promoting their historical locations, broadening red wine tracks, hosting cultural occasions and farmers’ markets, and sprucing up underutilized parks. Join them in making our Central Coast counties the very best locations to check out– to see sensational landscapes, find out early California history and take pleasure in the heart of natural farming in the U.S. Display San Benito’s appeal. Don’ t cover it up with urban spread and other individuals’s trash.
Look at other California counties on the edge of city locations (SF and LA) that have actually succeeded: Napa, Sonoma andVentura They all embraced procedures like Q to stop out-of-control advancement over 25 years back. Their citizens get to authorize excellent advancement and stop bad advancement. Learn from them.
The excellent aspect of residing in America is that bad choices can be altered. Give yourselves the authority to manage the future of your county. Don’ t let outsiders take your county for their own revenue. Please vote YES on Measure Q.
Sam Farr is a previous U.S. Congressman who represented San Benito County from 1993-2017.
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