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How do you want the county to look 40 years from now? Let planners know

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Posted: Monday, June 2, 2008 10:00 pm

The community is invited to tell regional planners what they envision for San Joaquin County as part of a regional "blueprint" of the county's future through 2050.

The San Joaquin Council of Governments will conduct a community forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Lodi Public Library, 201 W. Locust St. Forums will also be held in Thornton, Clements and other county locations throughout the month.

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  • posted at 3:51 am on Wed, Jun 4, 2008.


    i realize it's expensive and a lot of work to care for an acre but i'm assuming one who can afford a nice home on an acre - surrounded by other nice homes - can also afford the upkeep. i also don't buy into the concept that there's "no money" in one acre lots. maybe there isn't as much in it for a developer as the cookie-cutter ones.

  • posted at 6:37 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    To commonsense1 2:54. I don't get it. Can you explain it to me? How do you have a "luxury" house on 10,000 square feet? Why not go buy a condo instead? For some reason (greed?), some developers are trying to fool people into believing that having a high pitched roof and small lot in a FEMA flood control zone is a luxury. How can a lot that is almost worthless (can't grow anything on it, can't feed cattle on it, can't grow grapes on it (too close to the sewage treatment plant). And you want over $120,000 per homesite? Keep dreaming. I guess if you can fool some Bay area buyers that there are advantages living next to a wastewater treatment facility. I know the fragrance is free. Who wants to live next to a poop plant?

  • posted at 5:16 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    anyone feel the Earth Quake? cuz I do.... ninight.

  • posted at 5:13 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Spose that has nothing to do with the planning. My thought about planning won't be heard so I might as well hit the silverware drawer, and crank up JD.

  • posted at 5:10 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    You know anyone that can slap spoons for a beat? (OMG I can't believe I blogged that I can slap spoons like grandpa) We giggled a bunch while he taught me that. What a bunch of hill billies! It kept me from ripping out play fround mats in frustation, don't knock it. Brings new meaning to the term "knee slapper" :)

  • posted at 5:03 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Sam... Don't go bust out that John Denver song, cuz I know all the words to it. AND my grandad showed me how to slap spoons on my knee... I think I can still rock out with the spoons and that John Dimpledorf song. He had a funky last name. What the heck was it?

  • posted at 3:40 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    I hope they don't keep you up past your 9 o'clock bedtime, common.

  • posted at 3:39 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    By the way common, aren't these the same planners who were going to get us a greenbelt 20 years ago and just seem to keep forgetting each year as their buddy developer keeps buying up that land and they keep approving his annexations and the same commission that has Lodi in such an utterly ugly present state? You must not get out very far or often if you don't know what the citizens of Lodi really think of this old and boring nearsighted planning commission. How many attended your meeting tonight? All 6 of you? LOL

  • posted at 3:33 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    common, I've got better things to do in the evenings than to watch these same old losers steal more land for more Gillespie matchboxes and 2 super Walmarts, one for the wealthy and one for the poor and illegals, Spanish only of course. Guess I'll go be my mean old self and buy a couple of homeless fmailies some groceries. Have a good night realty, er common.

  • posted at 2:33 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Boon, your ignorance is showing again. Galt is in Sacramento County. Duh.

  • posted at 12:16 pm on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    JT, we farm but we have a little over an acre of fenced in yard. You would love it. We do. We have so much privacy, room for the dogs, a swimming pool, a huge vegetable garden, lawn for hammocks, an area for volley ball and crochet, gorgeous shade trees, patios for BBQ and outdoor dining area ... and NO weeds.Thank God I'm a country girl.

  • posted at 9:54 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    dogs4you is right on the mark. 1 acre is a lot of weeds or a big gardening bill. Even a 1/2 ac lot requires a ton of work. Why not consider 10,000 sf lots? Still plenty big. Don't know if it is fiancially viable for a developer who must pay for the land, develop the lots and build the houses. It would definitely need to be a luxury subdivision to work.

  • posted at 8:09 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Hey papercut: Will one Super Walmart due, there is already a skid row called downtown and 9th St, between the two, there better know as Stockton.JT: no money in one acre lots, besides what would you do with an acre? I have live there and done that, to much work, especailly when you get older the idea of owing a 1 acre lot gets old in a hurry. Try keeping up a one acre lot, if you have landscaping, it will cost you big bucks to keep it green. You better have a city sewer system, a septic system sooner or later will fail, and depending on how many use the system, it has to be pumped at least once a year, and forget the garbage disposal with a 350 gallons a day usage. Give it some thought.

  • posted at 7:57 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Papercut, still not ready to tax your brain for a positive idea? But I'm probably jumping the gun, because we'll see you there tonight with your extensive list of ideas. I'll save a seat for you.

  • posted at 7:04 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    how about subdivisions on larger lots. we certainly have the ones with 8 homes jammed on 1 acre, and we have 5-20 acre parcels where your neighbor could be an old trailer. how about an actual planned subdivision of 1 acre lots complete with CC&Rs, nice landscaping - it would serve as a nice buffer from city to country. every other town has them but Lodi.

  • posted at 6:42 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    Two super Walmarts and a skid row downtown for the homeless. We could call the city Daleville.

  • posted at 6:24 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    No Galt, and a costco

  • posted at 5:23 am on Tue, Jun 3, 2008.


    One thing the city needs to take a look at is, getting traffic moving and kept moving in the city limits. Consider one way streets with no stopping, making only right turns. While over passes and underpasses are the best way to move traffic, building them now is out of the question. Do you realize how much fuel is being burned waiting for the light to turn green? I would think just as much as cars that are moving. Cut down on the side street enterence`s to major streets. Limit the time wait due to stop singles. Might help, can`t hurt.



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