- Williamson Act by the numbers
Parcels in San Joaquin County: 6,681.
Acres in San Joaquin County: 538,369.
How much Board of Supervisors' approval would cost farmers: Up
to $500 for 89 percent of the parcels, $500 to $1,500 for 10
percent of the parcels, and $1,500 to $5,000 for 1 percent.
Revenue state cut from county: $2.3 million.
Amount county would have recovered by eliminating 10th contract
year: $1.4 million.
— Source: San Joaquin County
- In other action
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted to create a
no-parking zone for 295 feet along the eastern Highway 99 frontage
road, north of Shippee Lane in Morada.
The no-parking zone was created to provide better visibility for
drivers entering and exiting a proposed Muslim mosque on the
frontage road. The mosque has not been built yet. Mosque officials
will pay the $875 cost to install no-parking signs and painting the
The board appointed Doug Field to the Woodbridge Municipal
Advisory Council to fill a vacancy.
The board also announced it will take applications for the
Fourth District county Planning Commission seat vacated by Michael
Devencenzi, who resigned about a month ago.
Applications will be accepted until Dec. 5 at the Clerk of the
Board's office, 44 N. San Joaquin St., Suite 627, Stockton. For
more information, call 209-468-3113 or visit www.sjgov.org and
print out the application.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:08 pm
Updated: 6:37 am, Wed Nov 23, 2011.
Listening to more than a dozen farmers, San Joaquin County
supervisors voted 3-0 on Tuesday against passing on what amounts to
a tax of up to 10 percent on farmers to compensate for Williamson
Act money the state removed from county coffers.
Supervisors Larry Ruhstaller, Steve Bestolarides and Leroy
Ornellas voted to postpone a decision for at least a year so that
county officials can talk to farmers about economic issues
affecting farmers and county government.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:08 pm.
Updated: 6:37 am.