The Future is Now: Central Valley Farmland at the Tipping Point?
Executive Summary
Resumen Ejecutivo
Current Trends
     Population Growth
  Farmland Use and Development
  Quality of Farmland Developed
  Efficiency of Urban Development
  "Ranchettes" & Other Rural Development
  Agricultural Trends
Local Plans & Performance
  Analytical Method
  Sutter County
  Sacramento County
  Yolo County
  San Joaquin County
  Stanislaus County
  Merced County
  Madera County
  Fresno County
  Tulare County
  Kings County
  Kern County
Where is The Valley Heading?
Time for Change
  Ideas for Change
What You Can Do
  Rank Your County
  Local Official Contacts
  Local Organizations
  Support AFT
Methodology & Background Data
About AFT in California

Let Your Local Officials Know You Expect Them to Preserve Farmland!

Local elected officials have a tough job. They must balance many competing interests, especially when it comes to land use. They are more likely to make decisions that preserve farmland and promote smarter, more efficient growth, if they have the active and vocal support of constituents who believe in these goals and vote for candidates who share them.

So, make your voice heard. Contact your county and city officials. Bring the facts about farmland — from the section on Local Plans & Performance — to their attention. Ask them what they personally are doing to preserve farmland and about opportunities for you to support their efforts. Challenge those who are indifferent or support the status quo of sprawling, out-of-control development.

Here is the contact information for key elected county and city officials in the Central valley. The Web sites list individual supervisors and city council members with the districts they represent.

Sutter County Board of Supervisors
1160 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 822-7106

Yuba City Council
1201 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA. 95993
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
700 H Street, Suite 2450
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-5411
Sacramento City Council
915 "I" Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-5407

Yolo County Board of Supervisors
County Administration Building
625 Court Street, Room 204
Woodland, CA  95695-1268
(530) 666-8150

Woodland City Council
300 First Street
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 661-5800

San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
222 E. Weber Ave. #707
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 468-3211

Stockton City Council
425 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA  95202
(209) 937-8212

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 6500
Modesto, CA 95354
( 209 ) 525-4494

Modesto City Council
1010 10th Street, P.O. Box 642
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 577-5230

Merced County Board of Supervisors
2222 M Street, Room 14
Merced, CA 95340
Phone (209) 385-7501

Merced City Council
678 West 18th Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 385-6834

Madera County Board of Supervisors
209 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 675-7700

Madera City Council
205 West Fourth Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 661-5405

Fresno County Board of Supervisors
2281 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2198
(559) 488-3529

Fresno City Council
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721
(559) 621-8000

Tulare County Board of Supervisors
2800 West Burrel Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291
(559) 733-6271

Visalia City Council
707 W. Acequia
Visalia, CA 93291

Kings County Board of Supervisors
1400 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 582-3211

Hanford City Council
319 North Douty
Hanford, CA  93230
(559) 585-2515

Kern County Board of Supervisors
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-3601

Bakersfield City Council
1501 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-3767

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