Post updated on 1/15/13.
Following multiple delays, the San Jose City Council is set to vote on the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan on Tuesday, January 29.
The Plan has already been approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Santa Clara Valley Water District, City of Gilroy, City of Morgan Hill, and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. San Jose is the last remaining partner that needs to approve the Plan for it to be adopted.
The result of this vote will be the culmination of a decade-long process. The Habitat Conservation Plan will permanently protect 46,000 acres of vital wildlife habitat while directing urban growth to happen within existing cities and towns. If adopted, this policy would be a huge boon for the preservation of Santa Clara County’s natural landscapes.
To learn more about the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan, visit habitatconservationnow.org.