Volume 14 - No. 2- Spring 2004

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· Habitat funding in San Diego: Gold at the end of the rainbow?

· Pocket mice find a home in Dana Point

· Beasts and Botany by Jess Morton

· NCCP falls behind schedule in Orange County

· SANDAG’s Regional Comprehensive Plan released for public review

· EHL in the News

· Poetry by Jess Morton

The Endangered Habitats League is dedicated to the protection of the diverse ecosystems of Southern California and to sensitive and sustainable land use for the benefit of all the regionís inhabitants. The EHL Newsletter is published quarterly to chronicle our plans, activities, and successes.

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SANDAG’s Regional Comprehensive Plan released for public review

The San Diego Asociation of Governments (SANDAG), in its draft REgional Comprehensive Plan, makes a strong attempt to better link transportation with land use decisions. As a "council" of city governments plus the county, SANDAG has no direct authority over land use yet allocates regional transportation funds to proposed projets.

As a stakeholder in the planning process, EHL has advocated making these connections, particularly so that transit stations are supported by nearby housing, and pedestrian-friendly communities are created. The draft Regional Comprehensive Plan proposes “opportunity areas” wherein higher density “smart growth” could occur in coordination with transportation facilities. Incentives would be offered to encourage local governments to implement the opportunity areas. In addition, performance indicators are proposed to evaluate progress toward more sustainable patterns of development.

EHL will continue to participate in this promising program, which complements our efforts to preserve outlying rural areas and natural open space.


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