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Calendar >  Guajome Alliance for Responsible Development (GuARD) News

Guajome Alliance for Responsible Development (GuARD) News

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  2 Comments

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Annexation will destroy prime Bonsall farmland

The shaded area is the amount of land Vista wants to annex.

BONSALL – The City of Vista is conducting an Environmental Impact Report in order to annex Bonsall Farms, a whopping 300 acres of prime farmland known locally as Strawberry Hill (#41 on the map), to build a sprawl development of luxury homes.

Guajome Alliance for Responsible Development (GuARD), a nonprofit neighborhood group, is located in the unincorporated Guajome area of North San Diego County – north of Vista, east of Oceanside, south of Highway 76.

GuARD and the Bonsall Sponsor Group oppose this annexation. The property is in unincorporated San Diego County and part of the Bonsall Community Plan. Under the County’s General Plan, development would be limited to 4 acres lots which would allow for continuing use of the land for agriculture or small ranches.

The mission of GuARD is to protect and preserve the area’s semi-rural environment and quality of life; it has been effectively advocating for traffic safety and responsible development for over 20 years.

GuARD strongly opposes the annexation, because of the loss of prime Bonsall farmland and loss of county control of this semi-rural area. The City of Vista is concerned with adding as much land as possible to urbanize the area and gain tax revenue.

The integrity of this local neighborhood is not of interest to the city. GuARD strongly advocates for keeping the area under the San Diego County General Plan land use designations, which supports the semi-rural character of the community, and limits sprawl development.

This proposed project:

• Destroys farmland that has a special micro climate and is designated as Prime Farmland, Farmland of Statewide Importance, Unique Farmland and Farmland of Local Importance.

• Builds homes in a Very High Fire Danger zone.

This prime farmland is in the area Vista wants to annex.

  • • Is incompatible with the semi-rural community character and the goals of the Bonsall Community Plan and the San Diego County General Plan.
  • • Increases greenhouse gases from motor vehicles and is counter to Smart Growth principles.
  • • Endangers biological species and riparian habitat-destroys a large wildlife corridor that extends into a bordering large area of open space.
  • • Increases traffic, which is already gridlocked in the morning and evenings.
  • • Will be growth-inducing in the East Vista Way corridor which is currently a scenic road.
  • For more information or to support GuARD and sign up, go to http://www.guardnc.org.

Submitted by Guajome Alliance for Responsible Development.

Special meeting March 10th –

Save Guajome Park It’s up to us!   https://saveguajomepark.org/

https://saveguajomepark.org/resources

Save Guajome from the Melrose Extension – 4 Lane Highway through OUR pristine  park!

INFORMATION MEETING – SUN – MAR 10 from 11 AM-12:30 PM

Mission Branch Library,  3861 Mission Ave, Oceanside

CRITICAL COUNCIL MEETING – Council Vote on North River Farms on March 13, 4:30 Council Chambers, 300 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside

 

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2 Comments

  1. David Nilson says:

    Farming in and urbanizing area withing 1 mile of a state highway expressway is an oxymoron. Gentleman farms as specified by SD County is a reasonable suggestion because wealthy landowners can experiment with high value specialty crops and have the resources to afford irrigation water.
    However, the most ideal use for the 300+ acres for the long term future is a College or University. This is a completely compatible use in a semi-rural environment particularly if it is done along the lines of Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.
    Looking backward to pre-urban tract agriculture has many flaws, pollution and toxic material is not the least. Looking forward to the fact that this is an attractive region and ready for further development of higher education requires a concern for people and intelligent thinking.

  2. Charles Thompson says:

    THE ILLEGAL MOVE BY JAVIER BRACERROSSSSSS TO VERBAGE THE PROP 6 BALLOT ……IS UNAMERICAN ILLEGAL AND THE TYPICAL SCAMMING OF THE …..SOCIALISTS CLOWNS…VERY HARD TO TAKE FOR THE REAL WORKERS OF COMMUNIST CALIFORNIA…..WHERE DO YOU LIVE JAVIER…WHAT IS YOUR ADRESS………????? SEE YOU SOON.

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