Opposition Grows as Hearing on County General Plan Update Nears
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will take up the issue of the Draft General Plan Update at its Wednesday, October 20th hearing. It has been 13-years since the supervisors directed staff to proceed with the crafting of a new general plan and it has not been without major controversy.
The plan includes the downzoning of over 400,000 acres in the back country with the intent of directing future growth toward existing towns and infrastructure. The downzoning has brought the scorn of hundreds of private property owners and farmers who argue that voters have rejected such downzoning in two county-wide propositions over the last ten years.
While the county claims there is plenty of opportunity for future growth in designated areas, it grants community plans and planning groups the right to veto higher density projects. It also prevents any adjustments to the general plan until there is another comprehensive review. It has been nearly 30 years between general plan updates.
The BIA is urging all private property owners to attend the Wednesday, October 20th hearing and voice their concern with the draft general plan. For more information, contact Matt Adams at the BIA.
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