Thursday, August 30, 2007

Measure E...

The so-called "Stamp Out Sprawl" ballot measure in California is continuing to draw very strong feelings--including some belief that it won't do what it claims it will:
Denny's Stamp Out Sprawl initiative, which will be called Measure E on the February ballot, does little to protect farmland. It contains no farmland mitigation measures and it leaves cities absolutely unfettered to pave over as much farmland as they wish. According to the California Department of Finance, 87 percent of Stanislaus County's growth since 1990 has taken place within its cities.