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Fine Art Auction for the preservation of Hoskings Ranch

March 12, 2017, 3-6 PM at Wynola Pizza
Food – Drinks – Music $25 per person

Local artists have donated some spectacular artwork for this event. If you have always wanted to get a piece of our local Julian artist’s fine art, now is the chance. We have many different pieces and styles to choose from and it is for a good cause. Many of the artists will be present to answer questions or to just mingle.

Come out and enjoy the fun and food.

Here is the latest brochure that lists the artwork up for auction.
Art Auction program with additions

County supervisors to consider Julian development

Residents say developer and General Atomics owner Linden Blue are asking to develop 1416 acres while keeping tax breaks

On Wednesday, October 19, San Diego County supervisors will consider whether to approve a proposal to transform 1416 acres of untouched wilderness in Julian into 24 residential properties called Hoskings Ranch II. Continue reading County supervisors to consider Julian development

The County of San Diego did it again!

The County did it again!letter-from-county

Yesterday I got eighteen of the notices about the upcoming hearing on Oct. 19th. with the Board of Supervisors in my PO Box. EIGHTEEN notices to one address, is this really how they work to notify the public about something concerning the community? I hope more people got the notices than me. It started out with them (the county) sending me three of the twenty notices about a meeting on this issue that started our movement.

Something the Julian Planning Group should see & take into consideration.

This is an excerpt from the SAN DIEGO COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION, Friday, May 20, 2016 meeting. Teak Nichols went down to the meeting during the public comment period to address the letter received from the CA Dept of Conservatism that the SAN DIEGO COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION was not shown by the Commission’s planning staff.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, JCPG Meeting April, 11 @ 7PM

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are writing to you because you have written comments to the San Diego County Planning Commission, attended a Julian Town Hall meeting or signed a petition in opposition to the proposed major subdivision of Hoskings Ranch in Julian.
The Julian Community Planning Group will meet on Monday, April 11 at 7pm in Town Hall (lower level) to discuss the proposed Hoskings Ranch subdivision.  Members of the San Diego County Planning Commission staff will also be at this meeting to answer questions and explain what information was given to our local planning group as they evaluated this project.  Your attendance at this meeting is very important for our community.  We hope you will consider joining us.
Contrary to  some notices, the proposed major Hoskings Ranch subdivision is not approved by San Diego County.
The County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for the major subdivision on February 5 , 2016.  Unknown to the San Diego County Planning Commission at that time (and unknown to us until the last 2 weeks) was a letter from the California State Department of Conservation to the Planning Commission staff, dated February 4, 2016.  A copy of the letter is attached.
This letter is very important to the issue of the proposed major subdivision of Hoskings Ranch.  The Department of Conservation administers the California Land Conservation (Williamson) Act and other agricultural land conservation programs.  The Department of Conservation does not support the Hoskings Ranch major subdivision as proposed. 
The attached letter states:
“…the subdivision of enrolled lands for residential purposes is prohibited by both the Williamson Act and by section 66474.4 of the Govenment Code” (the Subdivision Map Act)…
“The proposed subdivision of contracted land has no relevance to the existing commercial agricultural use of the land; therefore, the imminent residential development which will follow this subdivision cannot be considered incidental.  For these reasons, the Department finds the proposed subdivision inconsistent with the Williamson Act and the Subdivision Map Act.” (emphasis added)
Please share this with as many other concerned/interested people you may know.
The Julian Community Planning Group will discuss how this letter from the California Department of Conservation may affect their view of the proposed subdivision, on Monday, April 11 at 7 pm at Julian Town Hall.  We hope to see you there!
Julian Action Committee
Chris Elisara
Lynn and Chip Jarman
Nancy and Brian Kramer
Karin and Keith Krawiec
Kiki Skagen Munshi
Teak Nichols