Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Conaway Ranch eminent domain hearing Tuesday

First it was the 'Wild and Scenic' designation for Cache Creek, now it's the taking of the Conaway Ranch in the name of preservation. I have a question, why do the Yolo County Board of Supervisors feel the need to take private property to 'protect it' when they control the land use policies and the zoning? If they don't want the Conaway Ranch developed, it cannot be done, period.

Why do Supervisors Mike McGowan, Mariko Yamada, Frank Sieferman Jr and Hellen Thomson want the Rumsey band of Wintun Indian (Cache Creek Casino), one of the largest land developers in Yolo County, join the Joint Powers Authority to control the Conaway Ranch?
“The Board of Supervisors has said what they want to do and why,‚” McGowan added. ‚“There has been no change. We have said that this is a land grab by big-money Sacramento developers. We want to protect the land from the bad guys who will sell off bits and pieces of it.
A land grab by the Government, backed with casino cash from a huge land developer is the answer Mike?

Private property rights are what in need of protection.

District 5 Supervisor Duane Chamberlain, my supervisor, is the lone voice of oposition in this mess.

2 comments:

Tex said...

follow the money trail...
or the white rabbit if you wish.

Roseville Conservative said...

YC,

This is absurd... Your County Board of Sups is likely on the take.

Either that, or they have drank the Kool-Aid... regards...