YES ON PROP “A” & NO ON PROP “B”  In March 2020, San Diego County residents will vote on ballot measures that give residents a say on whether land use should be determined by the County General Plan, or alternatively by amendments to the Plan that allow sprawl development outside the urban and village core…

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In 2014, the CA legislature overwhelmingly approved SB270, banning single-use, plastic bags. A YES vote confirms that decision. The ‘convenience’ of plastic shopping bags carries with it a very high environmental cost.  Bags litter our landscapes and make their way into our waterways and oceans. Made from non-renewable fossil fuels, these petroleum-based bags never truly…

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On the November ballot, SANDAG will ask San Diego voters to approve the ‘San Diego County Road Repair, Transit, Traffic Relief, Safety, and Water Quality Measure.’  BVAS has concerns with a measure that is long on road construction and almost silent on habitat and water quality protection. While $2 billion out of this $18 billion…

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The hills and grasslands around Ramona are a favorite hunting grounds for a number of wintering raptor species, including golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, and prairie falcons. We’ll also be looking for a recently reported yellow-bellied sapsucker at Collier Park, cackling geese, a nesting bald eagle, mountain bluebirds, and other fun species. Directions: Collier Park; 626…

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Should Caruso Affiliated be allowed to build a mall overlooking the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad? The months-long debate will soon be settled by those Carlsbad residents who choose to cast their ballots at the special election on February 23. Citizens for North County, a group representing a coalition of environmental and civic organizations including BVAS, is urging a “NO” vote on Prop A. The…

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