Managing Growth


  • Opposed expansion of public water/sewer and defended against threats to the rural west
  • Fought against policies that impair commercial growth, which is critical to shift away from our dependence on residential development
  • Blocked projects inconsistent with existing neighborhood character
  • Opposed efforts to eliminate our APFO growth management tool
  • Been the leading voice for private property rights

Work To Do

  • Continue efforts to eliminate the county's dependence on residential development
  • Ensure the new general plan properly accounts for the service costs associated with certain residential development
  • Ensure the importance of private property rights are considered in policy discussions
  • Continue to reject the notion that every part of the county must offer a full range of housing types and affordability
  • Protect existing community character
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