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Posted on July 7 at 7:55 a.m.
The real world is that the County is not in the business of protecting property from development; never has been, never will. It will take private money, lots of it, to protect Naples from development and the sooner we start raising it the better. The Carpinteria Bluffs, Douglas Preserve, Ellwood, etc. all were saved this way. Who is going to lead the charge? Surfrider?
On Broken Dreams, Budding Promises
Posted on April 28 at 6:10 p.m.
As the Independent has documented in prior articles, there is a plan afoot to buy state water from Carpinteria to use to develop the Cojo/Jalama ranches. When faced with possible restrictions on ag use under new Coastal Commission/ County regulations, they did what any developer would do and tried to create an "pre-existing use" by discing large areas of the ranch. Local cattle ranchers know you don't need to disc and seed cattle pasture, especially this year when the feed is the best in five years. Pure bull but our Supervisor buys it because otherwise she looks like an idiot.
On Bixby Cleared of Wrongdoing