Urban development knocks at rural door

Ramona be advised. The Cumming Ranch Urban Development is knocking at our rural door. On Aug. 17, 2012, at the Department of Planning & Land Use (DPLU), the County Planning Commission voted, 6 yea 1 nay, to advise the decision makers, the County Board of Supervisors, to have Ramona present an urban development urban development at its historic panoramic entrance to our rural valley.

However, on Jan. 30, 2013, the County Board of Supervisors can make its own decision. They can protect Ramona’s rural character by not amending the 2020 General Plan. They can decide, at last, to discard the old and ill advised 1978/1987 Ramona Community Plan and preserve Ramona’s rural character within the constraints of the GP 2020.

At the San Diego County Administration Building on beautiful Harbor Drive, deep in the core of "Urbanhood," Ramona will again feel the pressure of what old thinking and wrong leadership have done and will continue to do to our already overburdened community. Paradise Lost and Paved over for what good reason? NONE. Agriculture eliminated slowly. Rural life, compromised.

We the people of our Ramona community can be betrayed utterly by our elected officials or honored by our resolve to protect our community. Show up at this historic meeting. Show up now or languish forever in that long line headed down the hill for a job only to return to the same urban core that you fled when you first moved to this rural heavenly valley.

We resist or we are ruined.

Vivian Osborn

Ramona

   
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