Future of Bishop Ranch?

Save forever. 44% 166 votes
Farm it. 24% 91 votes
Develop sensibly. 23% 87 votes
Build out to the max. 6% 25 votes
369 total votes


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Save forever = buy it from the owners. Who's up for that?

fredb93117 (anonymous profile)
April 14, 2010 at 6:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Farm it!!

Agricultural land with no water is a huge opportunity, unless one is a land speculator assuming a zoning change is possible.

As this classic dry-farming has not occurred here for the past 50 years, the market for lima beans is unrealized....

David_Pritchett (David Pritchett)
April 14, 2010 at 9:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

How can folks sell water rights from Ag land then claim there is not enough water to farm it? And then where does the water for housing and commercial come from (sorry, no pools, no gardening)? Will the rest of the community have to buy water at higher groundwater rates and/or hope state water is available during a drought? Pritchett is probably right on this, smart farming (jojoba beans or thick mulch to conserve water) could bring a profit to the land. But the City of Goleta sure could use a some temporary developer fees to keep the planning and building departments happy!

sbindyreader (anonymous profile)
April 15, 2010 at 12:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The LA based developer (Larwin) slickly produced a few fake 'community input' meetings that falsely made it appear he had local support. I went to all those meetings and the community flatly told him No Thanks. His paid consultants dummied-up reports, presented false info and flat-out lied to us. Larwin donated large sums of money to get his people on the Goleta CIty Council with contributions that were untraceable until the election was over. Tell your elected officials to Just Say No to LA Developers!

loganwc (anonymous profile)
April 22, 2010 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I said it before and I'll say it again....LA & OC Go Home.
OC has managed to work its way into SB's local government...are you going to allow the same thing to happen to The Good Land?
Haven't you seen enough damage with the building of the Bacara?!
I unfortunately was not present at the meetings that loganwc is referring to but, believe me..I am not surprised by reading his/her words posted.
Think about it people...this small stretch of California is one of the last undeveloped coastline areas. Don't you want to hold onto what little we have left?!

TheosOnTheNose (anonymous profile)
April 27, 2010 at 10:13 a.m. (Suggest removal)

STOP PAVING MY LAND! Farm it (or leave it forever) - create an interactive, sustainable farm. Open it to the community for events, food purchase, enjoyment...
DO NOT CHANGE THE ZONING, and don't let that LA-type special interest fool or bully you into it! There should be a law against those big $ special interests being able to sue the publicly funded city council - it is bullying; Let them be heard through the venue and process any other public member does.

tammy (anonymous profile)
August 11, 2010 at 9:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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