The term "land grab" is constantly being used to describe Stockton's and Lodi's actions regarding property between Eight Mile Road and Highway 12.
What is happening on Stockton's side is between willing buyers and willing sellers.
What is proposed on Lodi's side is a governmental taking of private property by eminent domain.
Step up Lodi. If you want a greenbelt, buy the development rights. Your property values will surely benefit.