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Some environmental groups oppose extending the urban growth boundary.  Extending the boundary would mean that urban development could occur on land where it is currently prohibited.
 
Some environmental groups oppose extending the urban growth boundary.  Extending the boundary would mean that urban development could occur on land where it is currently prohibited.
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==Supporters==
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Supporters of Measure W say it places control of the valley into the hands of San Ramon residents instead of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.<ref name=w>[http://sanramon.patch.com/articles/your-virtual-ballot-candidate-qas-ballot-measure-and-voter-guides ''San Ramon Patch'', "Candidate Q&A's, Ballot Measures and Voter Guides", September 7, 2010]</ref>
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Opponents of Measure W fear that expansion could bring about a development situation similar to that found in the Dougherty Valley.<ref name=w/>
  
 
==Ballot question==
 
==Ballot question==

Revision as of 07:47, 17 September 2010

A San Ramon Urban Growth Boundary, Measure W ballot proposition is on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of San Ramon in Contra Costa County.[1]

The ballot measure asks voters to approve an update to the citiy's 2030 General Plan. The 2030 General Plan is the city's land-use planning guide. The proposed update to the plan would include a provision extending the city's urban growth boundary to 1,600 acres of agricultural open space in the Tassajara Valley.[2]

Some environmental groups oppose extending the urban growth boundary. Extending the boundary would mean that urban development could occur on land where it is currently prohibited.

Supporters

Supporters of Measure W say it places control of the valley into the hands of San Ramon residents instead of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.[3]

Opponents

Opponents of Measure W fear that expansion could bring about a development situation similar to that found in the Dougherty Valley.[3]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

General Plan 2030. To plan for the future, shall an ordinance be adopted to: approve General Plan 2030; extend Ordinance 197 policies and procedures to 2015 to protect ridgelines, creeks, and open space; expand the Ridgeline Creek Protection Zone map; and extend the Urban Growth Boundary to enhance local control while preserving our quality of life?[4]

External links

References

  1. Contra Costa Times, "San Ramon to decide rebuttal arguments to urban growth boundary measure", July 26, 2010
  2. Contra Costa Times, "San Ramon moves forward with growth measure", July 28, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 San Ramon Patch, "Candidate Q&A's, Ballot Measures and Voter Guides", September 7, 2010
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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