By Tommy Hough
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider enlarging the Otay Ranch Village 14 project site near Jamul, along with a land swap with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in order to accommodate the Otay Ranch 14 plan, at the board's next meeting this Wednesday, June 3rd, at 9 a.m.
While the proposed land swap adds greater acreage to the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve, the area to be traded away is far more ecologically sensitive with a greater density of rare habitats, endangered species, and a location in the center of a critical regional wildlife corridor.
Please write a letter or virtually attend the meeting to voice your objection. It's unlikely the supervisors will change their 2019 decision to move forward with the plan or reject the land swap, but a robust turnout will illustrate the level of concern over the project when it arrives at the state Wildlife Conservation Board for consideration in August.
There's more information about participating in Wednesday's meeting here.
Photos courtesy of Dave Hogan
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