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San Joaquin County wants more money from Lodi to pay for property rezoning

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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 10:00 pm

The Lodi City Council allocated $500,000 in November to pay for property rezoning along the Armstrong Road corridor to keep the area agricultural, but San Joaquin County staff claim that isn't enough.

County Community Development Director Kerry Sullivan said Monday that the city of Lodi needs to pay either $122,000 or $160,000 extra to cover the county's expenses to process a specific plan and environmental impact report to rezone land in the Armstrong Road area.

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  • posted at 10:37 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    It was a great meeting today. It is very clear that the supervisors are not sold on this plan. I have lived here my entire life. I too am against this plan.How do you ruin great farmland? Let Lodi's CC try to take control.I plan on fighting their EIR every step of the way. I was so glad to hear Mr Ornellas share my concerns. It is clear Lodi cannot handle it's own issues. I do not want them meddling in my farming business.

  • posted at 9:38 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    Leave it alone. This was supposed to be a greenbelt area forever. Just because some greedy land owners want to develop and thne bail to Montana. Forget about it.

  • posted at 4:23 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    Geez...what a waste of MORE money!

  • posted at 4:09 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    4AStrongLodi, you are so correct. Lodi will have NO SAY over our land. We are out of their jurisdiction.

  • posted at 4:06 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    Rhodie, we are outside of both Stockton's and Lodi's boundaries. We answer to the county only. If you look at both general plans (good for the next 30 years) neither cities are going to grow this way. It is a waste of your money.Even if Lodi pays for it, us landowners will never let Lodi or Stockton control over us. Lodi has already spent $500,000 with Hitchcock's plan 5 years ago. Here goes another 1/2 million down the toilet.

  • posted at 3:42 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    No way! We shouldn't be spending a penny on this. Armstrong is not within City limits and the landowners want no restrictions put on them (or influenced) by the City of Lodi. It's a huge waste of our taxpayer dollars.

  • posted at 3:06 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    Ross, Maybe you can let us as readers know. Just what is the city's authority over the Armstrong territory?

  • posted at 3:05 am on Tue, Apr 21, 2009.


    Either I'm confused or the city of Lodi is.Sam, help me out here. Isn't Armstrong outside of the city's circle of politics? Why do they keep trying to pass policies for a stretch of land they have no authority over?



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