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NORTH COUNTY SHOULDERS REZONES:


The county Planning Commission voted 5-0 that eastern Goleta Valley’s undeveloped and agricultural parcels will be safe from affordable-housing development at least until 2008. To comply with a state housing mandate requiring the county to accommodate at least 1,235 more low-income units, the county agreed to rezone 62 additional acres to residential, at a density of 20 units per acre. This decision struck fear into many residents of eastern Goleta Valley neighborhoods near potential low-income parcels, and became the primary bone of contention in this year’s 2nd District supervisorial race. At the May 24 meeting, however, North County supervisors volunteered to absorb all 62 acres, removing Goleta Valley from the discussion table until the next round of state mandates.

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