The decade-long process for the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan all comes down to how the San Jose City Council votes on Tuesday, January 29. We are cautiously optimistic that the Plan will pass, but we cannot let up so close to the finish line.
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.
If adopted, the Habitat Conservation Plan will protect 46,000 acres of vital wildlife habitat while directing urban growth to happen within existing cities and towns. This policy would be a huge boon for the preservation of Santa Clara County’s natural landscapes.
You can also show your support for the Plan by attending the City Council meeting on January 29 at 1:30 p.m. in San Jose City Hall (map).
To learn more about the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan, visit habitatconservationnow.org.