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Merced County Voter Confirmation of Zoning Changes, Measure D (November 2010)

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A Merced County Voter Confirmation of Zoning Changes, Measure C ballot proposition is on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Merced County.[1]

Measure C was placed on the ballot via the initiative process and was originally known as the Save Farmland Initiative. It is regarded as a "slow growth" plan. It would require a public vote whenever 10 or more acres change from agricultural or open space to residential use.[1]

The Merced County Board of Supervisors voted to put a competing measure, Measure D, on the same ballot. Measure D would exempt 2,437 acres in the county from Measure C's provisions.


Supporters include the Merced County Farm Bureau.[1]

The Merced chapter of California Women for Agriculture originally supported the Save Farmland Initiative (Measure C) and contributed $1,000 to the effort to qualify the measure for the ballot, but in August, the organization withdrew its support of the measure.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure C: Shall the ordinance, which would amend the County’s General Plan to require a confirming vote of the County electorate when the Board of Supervisors approves conversion of agricultural land to residential use, be adopted?[2]

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Merced Sun Star, "Farming groups split on backing sprawl initiative on November ballot", August 27, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.