Resolution In Opposition To The North-Gilroy Neighborhood Development Proposal

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WHEREAS Santa Clara County can build affordable, resilient and sustainable communities while meeting its population growth needs; safeguarding our natural resources  to ensure  a healthy quality of life for ourselves and future generations and

WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County's economy and providing 8,100 jobs for a sector that is not served by other industries; and that southern Santa Clara County contains the majority of the remaining irreplaceable farmland, a resource the County is committed to protecting and

WHEREAS the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County is an independent agency with countywide jurisdiction, created by the State Legislature to encourage orderly boundaries, discourage urban sprawl, preserve agricultural lands and open space, and ensure efficient delivery of services

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Santa Clara County Democratic Party urges Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission to deny the proposed to the North Gilroy Neighborhood District development proposal being presented to the Local Agency Formation Commission.

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution will be transmitted to the appropriate City, County, State and Federal elected officials.

 

Approved: Santa Clara County Democratic Party, 2-4-2016