Look at my post earlier today.
I got out of bed on unlucky Friday the 13th to go to this meeting. 5 of my favorite commissioners are on this Committee: The X man- Xavier Suarez, Rebeca Sosa, Audrey Edmonson, Dennis Moss and Daniella Levine. so I am hoping for some sanity. Too much to ask?
I am here to support agriculture. I am not against Ludlam Trail -- let them find another friggin' pot of money. PDR money is not sitting in a fund for the taking. It is there to give farmers incentive to sell their development rights so the land can be kept in farming. You have to be patient with the farmers. They are just now starting to file for this money. What is it with the county? They have to spend every damn penny? This is BOND MONEY. We voted for it to be spent a certain way. We didn't vote for it to be raided for beach sand, a trail or whatever else they can think of.
I just read the above as my statement. Other farmers are speaking. Not many. My friends are picking their fruit and vegetables. Oops, Barriero showed up. Can't include him in favorites for sure.
Commissioner Sosa was upset she was not briefed correctly on the item. She withdrew it and planned to have town hall meetings with the Ludlam Trail people. Thank you Commissioner Sosa. I know there will be money found but let's not look at the agriculture pot. Get that Moon lady to work some magic without her raiding bond funds. Agriculture is always short ended. We need viable agriculture.