Preserving Farmland While Accomodating Growth

Rural Yolo County, CA has found a balance between urban growth and farmland preservation.
July 14, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Yolo has embraced the philosophy that urban expansion should occur only on marginal lands and that prime planting ground should be saved for future generations of farmers. Under local laws, if developers build on an acre of farmland, they must protect another acre of equal agricultural value forever — a unique requirement among California counties... They have the strongest farmland protection ordinance in the state."

Thanks to Mindy Oliver

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Published on Sunday, July 13, 2003 in Planetizen
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