The Watchdog Newsletter
4 March 2002

GPA 96-03 ALERT!


We need your support! GPA 96-03 (now known as GPA 01-01) is scheduled for a public hearing at the Department of Planning and Land Use on Friday, March 8, 2002. The hearing begins at 9:00am, 96-03 is agenda item #4. We need SOFAR supporters to speak out at this hearing! The most important comments that you can make on this critical backcountry issue are: 1) this General Plan Amendment allows for a great likelihood of subdividing our backcountry for residential use (which we are strongly opposed to) and 2) the Environmental Impact Report for 96-03 is inadequate in measuring residential impacts upon the priceless natural resources that reside in our backcountry. We have expert testimony on the record that clearly states this project is a "ranchette"/sprawl development plan that has not been properly analyzed by the county.
Please call (619-230-1963) or email ( our office this week for more information regarding this critical backcountry issue. And/or please refer to SOFAR's website ( for an extensive history of General Plan Amendment 96-03.
Hearing Location: DPLU Hearing Room, 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite B, San Diego.
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