Letter: Measure T opponents trying to fool voters
It's "Malice in Wonderland" with the anti-T folks. "Malice" because they are trying to fool the voters. And "Wonderland" because it's all fantasy. (Appeal Democrat, Sept. 20)
They say — with a straight face — if Measure T passes, you won't be able to get a building permit or other routine matters from the county, without a vote of the people! Such imagination! Guess who is circulating that stuff? (Tib Belza, John Nicoletti.)
They are also saying you can't split property certain ways and leave it to your kids under Measure T — nonsense. Those matters come under the General Plan, etc. and are not affected by T. County authorities have tried to clarify these items, but who listens?
They make up this scare stuff, never addressing the real issue: Right now, a developer could "wine and dine" three supervisors and get a sprawl project approved, even though the project is very unpopular. This sort of thing happened five years ago with Yuba Highlands (5,100 homes encroaching on Beale Air Force Base). Three supervisors voted for it! People were shocked, signatures gathered and then to a vote and the project defeated by 78 percent of voters!
Measure T simply says if a sprawl project in certain outlying (and farm) areas requires a change in the General Plan, it will go to a vote of the people and not the supervisors. The people are concerned with quality of life, while politicians, too often, are concerned with personal welfare.
Vote yes on Measure T, to preserve farmland and open space.
Yuba County supervisor