The board opts to wait for an economic study of the initiative before deciding at the next meeting whether to place it on the Nov. 8 ballot.
San Benito County Elections Office has 30 days to verify signatures.
The Board of Supervisors will consider June 14 whether to adopt the initiative or place it on the ballot of the November election.
Voter passage of Trical buffer could block approval of Strada Verde development.
Some of them argue that stopping commercial development will harm the county for decades.
The District 4 supervisor says understanding basic financial issues will help residents make good decisions about San Benito County’s financial future.
A citizens’ group returns with a new name but the same mission: to change the county’s General Plan by eliminating most commercial nodes and putting voters in charge of approving developments.
Anne Stickett writes about the proposed initiative and says proponents are using trigger words to get signatures.
Petition signature drive will get underway soon.
It would rescind numerous commercial node designations and require voter approval of zoning changes affecting ag or rural properties. Supervisor Anthony Botelho says the potential referendum would ‘hijack’ San Benito County’s General Plan.
San Benito Rising group hands in three times the amount of signatures needed.