No On Newland: Measure B
What is Newland Sierra?
A proposed mega-development of 2130 homes and 81,000 sq ft of commercial in a rural area zoned for 100 adding 6,000 residents without adequate transit, water & sewer. The definition of sprawl growth.
Why is this on the ballot?
On September 26, 2018, the current County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a County General Plan Amendment to rezone rural lands from 100 homes to 2130 and a commercial center. The General Plan was the result of an $18 million, 18 year effort involving all stakeholders using a smart growth strategy placing housing density around villages and protecting agricultural and habitat sensitive lands. This amendment upends a smart growth plan approved by previous Supervisors.
A successful referendum with over 117,000 registered voters signatures gathered over 17 days forced the Board of Supervisors to put the development to a vote of the people.
Reasons to vote NO
Adds 28,000 trips per day to an already stressed transportation system with no public transit
Located in a "Very High Fire Hazard Severity" zone
Destroys sensitive habitat and recreational open space
10 years of cut and fill construction
Opposed by environmental, community and planning groups: (partial list)