Both SOAR measures fall short

With four years left until the countywide urban-growth restriction known as Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, expires, there is still an opportunity to make what has been a good policy even better. But it won’t happen on the 2016 ballot.
Competing open space initiatives, Measures C and F, both miss the mark in their attempts to strike a proper balance between protecting open space and preserving the $2-billion-a-year agricultural industry that keeps our county thriving. For t...

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