Sutter County FPARC Food Processing, Agricultural and Recreation Combining District, Measure V (November 2010)
If measure V had been approved, it would have shifted zoning control of a 1,800-acre tract from county voters to the Board of Supervisors.
The 1,800-acre Food Processing, Agricultural, Recreation Combining District was created in 1982. Since the district was created, it has required voter approval to change its zoning from agriculture. Virtually no development has occurred on FPARC. In 1990, voters rejected a ballot proposition that would have allowed a developer to put a resort and 625 homes on part of the acreage.
The Southridge Golf Club is on FPARC. It opened in 1991 but closed in March 2010 when its owners filed for bankruptcy.
Election results are from the Sutter County elections division as of November 26, 2010.
Supporters of Measure V included former county Supervisor Barbara LeVake. She said, "I'm opposed to ballot-box planning. We have elected officials to make those decisions; we should hold them accountable."
Measure V was opposed by the Sutter County Taxpayers Association. This group argued that large-scale development by the Town of Sutter violates the spirit of a general plan that says most growth in the county should be close to Yuba City and Highway 99.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure V: Shall the ordinance titled “An Ordinance of the County of Sutter Amending Section 1500-1750, Section III, of Division 17 of the Sutter County Ordinance Code Relating to the FPARC Food Processing, Agricultural and Recreation Combining District” allowing repeal or amendment of the FPARC Ordinance by the Board of Supervisors without a vote of the people be approved?|
- Appeal Democrat, "Sutter County's Measure V: Job creation vs. unbridled development," September 4, 2010
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