Merced County Voter Confirmation of Zoning Changes, Measure D (November 2010)
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.
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.
Opposition to the measure include:
- Official at UC-Merced.
- 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. In August the organization withdrew its support of the measure.
The question on the ballot:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|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?|
- Merced Citizens’ Right to Vote on Expansion of Residential Areas Initiative, Measure D (November 2010)
- Merced Sun Star, "Farming groups split on backing sprawl initiative on November ballot", August 27, 2010
- Merced Sun Star, "Measure C shouldn't thwart UC Merced community", October 27, 2010