Sunday, October 13, 2019
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Program Starts: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
San Benito County Board of Supervisors recently rezoned 300 acres of rural and agricultural lands at 4 intersections along a 7 mile stretch of scenic Hwy 101 in San Benito County, just south of Silicon Valley. (See photos below.) This rezoning will allow 4 commercial strip malls, 4 hotels and 120 residential units.
The approved development is located at a critical wildlife corridor between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Gabilan Mountains. Biologists are studying mountain lion and bobcat populations in the area and have made protection of this corridor a high priority.
The Amah Mutsun tribal band and local Ohlone leader Ann Marie Sayers have sent letters to the Supervisors opposing development of the 300 acres, which they consider to be culturally sacred (the southern part of Juristac & "The Rocks").
A local non-profit Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC) has launched a Referendum to overturn the Supervisors' decision. They have until October 23, to collect 4000 signatures to qualify for the ballot, which enables County voters to make the final decision. Please help PORC reach its goal of 4000 Petition signatures!
Any voter in California can help to circulate a Petition for the Referendum. However, only San Benito County registered voters can sign the petition.
Contact Mary at 831-297-0800 if you can help collect Petition signatures. Time is short!