Resolution in Opposition to Industrial Development in North Coyote Valley

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WHEREAS Coyote Valley is a unique and irreplaceable open space area that is critically important for wildlife migration, greenhouse gas reduction, groundwater filtration, and food production; and

WHEREAS industrial development in Coyote Valley is unnecessary, given that capacity for development exists within San Jose, and in any event any economic benefit of such development would be more than offset by the economic and other loss from destruction of Coyote Valley’s natural resources; and

WHEREAS regional and state agencies have invested and continue to invest funds in Coyote Valley to strengthen its natural capital/values/resources, including investment from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Strategic Growth Council, the Coastal Conservancy, and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority -- investment that would be lost if Coyote Valley were to be developed;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Santa Clara County Democratic Party urges the City of San Jose not to approve industrial development in North Coyote Valley, and instead to preserve Coyote Valley for the enhancement of the diverse and crucial natural infrastructure and food production it provides San Jose and the region.

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution will be transmitted to the appropriate City, County, State and Federal elected officials.