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Survey shows support for town-centered growth
Citizens survey on Amador growth and development
4/25/08
From April 18 through April 22, Foothill Conservancy cosponsored the online Citizens Survey on Amador County Growth and Development. More than 125 local residents completed the survey. The results show strong support for
  • Directing growth into existing towns and cities
  • Protecting key local resources from water quality to scenic beauty
  • Using urban limit lines to ensure compact development
  • Requiring developers to protect agricultural land and wildlife habitat in perpetuity to make up for land they develop
  • Slow growth in the county's unincorporated area
  • Good planning and private property rights
  • Continued mining and agricultural use of the former Howard Ranch

The survey was intended to be easily understood by all local residents regardless of their planning expertise. It was intended, in part, to demonstrate one alternative way to involve the public in the update of the Amador County General Plan.

Survey cosponsors in addition to Foothill Conservancy

THE FOOTHILL CONSERVANCY  |  35 Court Street, Suite 1   Jackson, CA  95642  |  209-223-3508