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
Lynn and Chip Jarman
Nancy and Brian Kramer
Karin and Keith Krawiec
Kiki Skagen Munshi