- In other action
The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors agreed without a
vote not to seek a change to the Williamson Act, which would have
increased property taxes for participating farmers by 10 percent
annually until Jan. 1, 2015.
The board was considering whether to call for a Dec. 7 public
hearing that would reduce Williamson Act contracts from 10 years to
nine. Approval would generate $1.3 million per year to the county.
Supervisor Carlos Villapudua was absent, and Supervisor Ken Vogel
didn't participate in the discussion because he owns land that has
a Williamson Act contract with the county.
The board prioritized 10 road projects the county will request
for state and federal funding. Lodi-area requests include $20.64
million for improvements to Lower Sacramento Road from Pixley
Slough to Harney Lane, which is the No. 2 priority; $75 million for
a Highway 88 bypass in Lockeford and Clements; $32.1 million for
improvements to Lower Sacramento Road near Woodson Road in Acampo;
and $32.4 million to widen Turner Road from the western Lodi city
limits to Interstate 5.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am
Lodi and four other cities are exploring the idea of
establishing a jointly operated animal services agency with San
Joaquin County to pool money and resources.
Neither the county nor the cities of Lodi, Stockton, Lathrop,
Tracy and Manteca have decided whether a joint-powers agency is a
good idea. That decision won't come until at least June.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:00 am.