you can do to help...
Stop any zoning change regarding the BAREC
property, specifically changing it from an agricultural piece of
We need four votes to insure BAREC is retained in agricultural
zoning. It is, therefore, especially important to talk to Mayor
Patricia Mahan and share your views. The council members are located here.
Santa Clara City Council and tell them:
You want Santa Clara to retain the land to preserve its agriculture/horticulture
usage and its history. Simply download
our letter and sign it.
Send your letter to:
of Santa Clara
City Council and Council Offices
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
email them at:
or call 408-615-2250
can can also send the Santa Clara City Council a letter to petition
them to hear your concerns at an official Council meeting. They
are required to put you on the agenda to hear your concerns. Download
the form here.
To learn more about their process, go to their website.
If you would like to help or want further information, visit http://www.savebarec.org
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
can send a hard copy of our sample
letter to your legislator
and attach a copy of the following article so they have the latest
Visit www.NotCaserta.org for Caserta info.
Shortly, the State will ask the Santa Clara City Council to change
the land’s zoning from agriculture to housing.
"The average acre of farmland in San Francisco earns $123,000
per year" - from the Census of Agriculture and Metro
Farm, a guide to growing a big profit on a small parcel of land
by Michael Olson.
Clara Weekly article - April 20, 2005
your local legislators the
hard questions or simply print out our sample
doc) and send it in! Here is the article from the San
Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2004: "The
High Price of Cheap Food" with Michael Pollan."
read our January
elected officials and other background information.
support the City of San Jose and Santa Clara to work together to
save as much of BAREC as possible. Write the Mayors, Vice Mayor
Pat Dando and Councilman Ken Yaeger.
are always in need of volunteers. Please email
or call us if you have any time.
signatures on our
petition from your neighbors. When complete, email
us for a drop off meeting or an address to send them..
Visit www.NorthOfForest.org for information about the North of Forest neighborhood.