Recent Changes for "Conaway Ranch" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_RanchRecent Changes of the page "Conaway Ranch" on Davis Wiki.en-us Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2010-07-06 19:16:38JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>[</span>[[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2010-07-06 19:16:13JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg, thumbnail, 400, right)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - [[[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg)]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2010-07-06 19:11:33sarahderemer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg)]]</span>'''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,244 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. Two-thirds of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. All of the land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers and various waterfowl and hunting groups. Also, there are three different 500 acre wetlands on the ranch. </td> <td> <span>+ </span>'''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,244 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. Two-thirds of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. All of the land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers and various waterfowl and hunting groups. Also, there are three different 500 acre wetlands on the ranch. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2010-07-06 19:11:07sarahderemer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>'''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,244 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. Two-thirds of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. All of the land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers and various waterfowl and hunting groups. Also, there are three different 500 acre wetlands on the ranch. </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Conaway Ranch.jpg)]]</span>'''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,244 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. Two-thirds of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. All of the land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers and various waterfowl and hunting groups. Also, there are three different 500 acre wetlands on the ranch. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2010-07-06 19:10:27sarahderemerUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch?action=Files&do=view&target=Conaway%20Ranch.jpg">Conaway Ranch.jpg</a>.Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2007-04-30 13:44:29DavidGrundlerphoto Request <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Include(PhotoRequest)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2007-04-30 13:36:15DavidGrundlerLinks and cleanup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to 2001 the property was owned by a subsidiary of ["PG&amp;E"], called PG&amp;E Properties. When PG&amp;E Properties went bankrupt, it was acquired by National Energy and Gas Transmission, NEGT. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to acquire Conaway Ranch from NEGT, which itself was now bankrupt. By order of the bankruptcy court, the property had to be sold in a closed-bid auction. However, by state law, Yolo County could not participate in that auction. The land was purchased in that auction for about $60 million by the[http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to <span>["</span>2001<span>"]</span> the property was owned by a subsidiary of ["PG&amp;E"], called PG&amp;E Properties. When PG&amp;E Properties went bankrupt, it was acquired by National Energy and Gas Transmission, NEGT. In <span>["</span>2004<span>"]</span>, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to acquire Conaway Ranch from NEGT, which itself was now bankrupt. By order of the bankruptcy court, the property had to be sold in a closed-bid auction. However, by state law, <span>["</span>Yolo County<span>"]</span> could not participate in that auction. The land was purchased in that auction for about $60 million by the<span>&nbsp;</span>[http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> In July 2004, before the land was sold to CPG, the county voted to pursue ["eminent domain"] over the property. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no g<span>au</span>rantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> In July 2004, before the land was sold to CPG, the county voted to pursue ["eminent domain"] over the property. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no g<span>ua</span>rantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> On September 7, 2006, a settlement was reached between CPG and the county. CPG will retain ownership of the ranch but must abide by provisions set by Yolo County. Foremost, usage and sale of water will be heavily regulated. Sales and grants of easements will be allowed but the county will have first bid on any sale of any land besides small parcels. The $2.4 million in legal fees spent by the county will be paid in full by CPG.[[Footnote(Jensen, Sharon. ''[http://www.yolocounty.org/docs/press/ConawaySettlementReached.htm Conaway Ranch Settlement Reached].'' Press Release. 2006-09-07)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> On September 7, <span>["</span>2006<span>"]</span>, a settlement was reached between CPG and the county. CPG will retain ownership of the ranch but must abide by provisions set by Yolo County. Foremost, usage and sale of water will be heavily regulated. Sales and grants of easements will be allowed but the county will have first bid on any sale of any land besides small parcels. The $2.4 million in legal fees spent by the county will be paid in full by CPG.[[Footnote(Jensen, Sharon. ''[http://www.yolocounty.org/docs/press/ConawaySettlementReached.htm Conaway Ranch Settlement Reached].'' Press Release. 2006-09-07)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-09-07 15:14:08AndrewChenSettlement <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to 2001 the property was owned by a subsidiary of ["PG&amp;E"], called PG&amp;E Properties. When PG&amp;E Properties went bankrupt, it was acquired by National Energy and Gas Transmission, NEGT. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to acquire Conaway Ranch from NEGT, which itself was now bankrupt. By order of the bankruptcy court, the property had to be sold in a closed-bid auction. <span>B</span>y state law, Yolo County could not participate in that auction. The land was purchased in that auction for about $60 million by the[http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to 2001 the property was owned by a subsidiary of ["PG&amp;E"], called PG&amp;E Properties. When PG&amp;E Properties went bankrupt, it was acquired by National Energy and Gas Transmission, NEGT. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to acquire Conaway Ranch from NEGT, which itself was now bankrupt. By order of the bankruptcy court, the property had to be sold in a closed-bid auction. <span>However, b</span>y state law, Yolo County could not participate in that auction. The land was purchased in that auction for about $60 million by the[http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The land is no</span>w<span>&nbsp;the subject of an</span> ["eminent domain"] <span>action</span>. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no gaurantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+ In July 2004, before the land </span>w<span>as sold to CPG, the county voted to pursue</span> ["eminent domain"] <span>over the property</span>. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no gaurantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + On September 7, 2006, a settlement was reached between CPG and the county. CPG will retain ownership of the ranch but must abide by provisions set by Yolo County. Foremost, usage and sale of water will be heavily regulated. Sales and grants of easements will be allowed but the county will have first bid on any sale of any land besides small parcels. The $2.4 million in legal fees spent by the county will be paid in full by CPG.[[Footnote(Jensen, Sharon. ''[http://www.yolocounty.org/docs/press/ConawaySettlementReached.htm Conaway Ranch Settlement Reached].'' Press Release. 2006-09-07)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-05-28 19:01:25JasonAllerlink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an <span>eminent domain</span> action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no gaurantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an <span>["eminent domain"]</span> action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no gaurantees that the Conaway Group won't attempt to develop the land as it stands aside from zoning issues. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-05-18 17:42:07PhilipNeustromadded a bit. article very slated toward conaway group <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. <span>Ho</span>weve<span>r, if they do purchase the ranch, there is no </span>g<span>uarantee that a future Board of Supervisors will not rezone the land to permit industrial or other development</span>. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. <span>If they do purchase the ranch, it is possible that a future Board of Supervisors could rezone the land to permit industrial or other development. At the same time, there are no gaurantees that the Cona</span>w<span>ay Group won't attempt to d</span>eve<span>lop the land as it stands aside from zonin</span>g<span>&nbsp;issues</span>.<span>&nbsp;</span> If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the county does not need to condemn the ranch to fully protect the ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Because all of the ranch is zoned for agriculture, no housing or other developments can be built on Conaway Ranch as things now stand. The Conaway Preservation Group has no plans for development on the property, and has made no requests to the county for any of the land to be rezoned. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the county does not need to condemn the ranch to fully protect the ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Because all of the ranch is zoned for agriculture, no housing or other developments can be built on Conaway Ranch as things now stand. The Conaway Preservation Group<span>&nbsp;claims it</span> has no plans for development on the property, and has made no requests to the county for any of the land to be rezoned. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-05-18 17:28:01RichRifkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action. The ranch holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo<span>. However, if they do purchase the ranch, there is no guarantee that a future Board of Supervisors will not rezone the land to permit industrial or other development</span>. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the county says that its plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the county does not need to condemn the ranch to fully protect the ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the county does not need to condemn the ranch to fully protect the ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. <span>Because all of the ranch is zoned for agriculture, no housing or other developments can be built on Conaway Ranch as things now stand. The Conaway Preservation Group has no plans for development on the property, and has made no requests to the county for any of the land to be rezoned.</span> Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-05-18 17:22:42RichRifkin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,<span>300</span> acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. <span>More than half</span> of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. <span>T</span>he land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,<span>244</span> acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. <span>Two-thirds</span> of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between ["County Road 27"] and ["County Road 29"]. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. <span>All of t</span>he land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers<span>&nbsp;and various waterfowl and hunting groups. Also, there are three different 500 acre wetlands on the ranch.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Prior to 2001 the property was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, [http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group], as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid -- the bidding process was sealed and public organizations can only participate in negotiated bidding.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Prior to 2001 the property was owned by a subsidiary of ["PG&amp;E"], called PG&amp;E Properties. When PG&amp;E Properties went bankrupt, it was acquired by National Energy and Gas Transmission, NEGT. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to acquire Conaway Ranch from NEGT, which itself was now bankrupt. By order of the bankruptcy court, the property had to be sold in a closed-bid auction. By state law, Yolo County could not participate in that auction. The land was purchased in that auction for about $60 million by the[http://www.conawayranch.org Conaway Preservation Group].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>Some folks, such as Bob Schneider and </span>C<span>had Roberts of ["The Flatlander"][[FootNote(</span>C<span>hristmas 2005 edition, "Yolo Fi</span>g<span>hts Gidaro for Conaway Ranch".)]], accuse Gidaro and the other well-know</span>n develop<span>ers of the "Conaway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the </span>g<span>roup is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful</span>. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. C<span>ritics and some supervisors from Yolo </span>C<span>ounty say that the </span>g<span>roup is intent o</span>n develop<span>in</span>g<span>&nbsp;the land</span>. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, a<span>s the area holds </span>v<span>alua</span>bl<span>e water rights</span>, <span>among other natural resources. The county also has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property, the</span> plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action<span>. The ranch holds valuable water rights</span>, a<span>mong other natural resources. The county also claims that it has an interest in the land not being de</span>v<span>eloped. Yolo County officials say that they are attempting to seize the land for the pu</span>bl<span>ic purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the county succeeds in acquiring the property</span>, <span>the county says that its</span> plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, ["UC Davis"], and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Money for the county is a major question in this case. The county plans to borrow all of the money for the acquisition from the Rumsey tribe. It has not been determined what the price of the forced sale will be, or what rate of interest the Rumsey band of Wintun Indians will charge Yolo County. A jury trial will determine the sale's price. The county contends that it will be $60 million. Others, including Woodland Mayor Matt Rexroad, say that it will be $100 million or more. If the Rumsey tribe charges the county a fair market interest rate, the income from the ranch is much too low to pay off the loan. The county has not said where it will come up with the needed extra funds, which could be as much as $5.9 million per year.<br> + <br> + Also at issue in the Conaway acquisition is that the county has spent almost $2 million on legal fees, and will likely spend much more before the acquisition occurs. No one from the county has said where the county will come up with the funds to pay the legal bills, other than cutting programs, services and acquisitions, such as library books.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-03-19 17:37:38KaiTing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. More than half of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between Road<span>s</span> 27<span>&nbsp;an</span>d 29. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. The land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Conaway Ranch''' is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. More than half of the property sits in the ["Yolo bypass"] (the '["Yolo Causeway" causeway]'), the sink of ["Cache Creek"], or the Green Zone between <span>["County </span>Road 27<span>"] and ["County Roa</span>d 29<span>"]</span>. Most of the ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DLRP/lca/ Williamson Act] contracts. The land is zoned for agriculture or agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2006-02-19 08:53:36JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks, such as Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts of ["The Flatlander"][[FootNote(Christmas 2005 edition, "Yolo Fights Gidaro for Conaway Ranch".)]], accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks, such as Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts of ["The Flatlander"][[FootNote(Christmas 2005 edition, "Yolo Fights Gidaro for Conaway Ranch".)]], accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Con<span>a</span>way Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-24 13:50:51PhilipNeustromintegrated :) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and ["waterbirds" waterfowl] enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks<span>, such as Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts of ["The Flatlander"][[FootNote(Christmas 2005 edition, "Yolo Fights Gidaro for Conaway Ranch".)]],</span> accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness].<span>&nbsp;</span> They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others, such as [http://www.familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], have accused county politicians and their financial partner, the [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land. The Rumsey Band has development projects in ["Yolo County"], notably the 3,000+ housing project in the ["West Sacramento" City of West Sacramento] and its ["Cache Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Capay Valley"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - <br> - [[Comments(Questions (please incorporate responses into body))]]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-11-14 17:06:26'' [[nbsp]] Who are the "some folks" referred to in the third sentence of the third paragraph?? --["AlphaDog"]<br> - The Christmas 2005 ["The Flatlander" Flatlander] has a very anti-Conaway Preservation Group article in it written by Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts. (see [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas14.jpg here] and [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas15.jpg continued])</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-24 13:44:56PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-11-21 08:54:37'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-24 13:29:15PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Christmas 2005 ["Flatlander"] has a very anti-Conaway Preservation Group article in it written by Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts. (see [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas14.jpg here] and [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas15.jpg continued]) </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Christmas 2005 ["<span>The </span>Flatlander"<span>&nbsp;Flatlander</span>] has a very anti-Conaway Preservation Group article in it written by Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts. (see [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas14.jpg here] and [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas15.jpg continued]) </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-24 13:28:37PhilipNeustromre: alphadog <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The Christmas 2005 ["Flatlander"] has a very anti-Conaway Preservation Group article in it written by Bob Schneider and Chad Roberts. (see [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas14.jpg here] and [http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1996/1720/1600/Christmas15.jpg continued])</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-21 09:07:08EdwinSaadaRevert to version dated 2005-11-21 08:54:37. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2005-11-21 08:54:39'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2005-11-21 08:54:54'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-21 08:54:54BobSchneiderComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-21 08:54:54'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-21 08:54:39BobSchneiderComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-21 08:54:39'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-21 08:54:37BobSchneiderComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-21 08:54:37'' [[nbsp]] Here are the real fact on Conaway and the developer take over: Conaway Ranch Legacy Purchase --["BobSchneider"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 17:06:26AlphaDogComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2005-11-14 17:06:26'' [[nbsp]] Who are the "some folks" referred to in the third sentence of the third paragraph?? --["AlphaDog"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 17:05:51AlphaDog+links +comment bar <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The </span>Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. More than half of the property sits in the Yolo bypass (the '<span>causeway</span>'), the <span>S</span>ink of Cache Creek, or the Green Zone between Roads 27 and 29. Most of the R<span>anch is currently protected by</span> Williamson Act contracts. The land is zoned for <span>A</span>griculture or <span>A</span>griculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Conaway Ranch<span>'''</span> is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. More than half of the property sits in the <span>["</span>Yolo bypass<span>"]</span> (the '<span>["Yolo Causeway" causeway]</span>'), the <span>s</span>ink of <span>["</span>Cache Creek<span>"]</span>, or the Green Zone between Roads 27 and 29. Most of the <span>ranch is currently protected by [http://www.consrv.ca.gov/DL</span>R<span>P/lca/</span> Williamson Act<span>]</span> contracts. The land is zoned for <span>a</span>griculture or <span>a</span>griculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to 2001 the property was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, <span>Conaway Preservation Group (</span>[http://www.conawayranch.org<span>)</span>], as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to 2001 the property was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, [http://www.conawayranch.org<span>&nbsp;Conaway Preservation Group</span>], as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid<span>&nbsp;-- the bidding process was sealed and public organizations can only participate in negotiated bidding</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and <span>waterfowl</span> enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Others<span>&nbsp;have accused County politicians and its financial partner the</span> [http://www.<span>cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Tribe] of wanting to de</span>ve<span>lop portions of the land (se</span>e [http://www.<span>familywateralliance.com site]). </span> The Rumsey <span>Tribe</span> has development projects in Yolo County, notably the 3,000+ housing project in the City of West Sacramento<span>&nbsp;and its casino in the </span>Capay Valley<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and <span>["waterbirds" waterfowl]</span> enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others<span>, such as</span> [http://www.<span>familywateralliance.com Family Water Alliance], ha</span>ve<span>&nbsp;accused county politicians and their financial partner, th</span>e [http://www.<span>cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx Rumsey Band] of Wintun Indians, of wanting to develop portions of the land.</span> The Rumsey <span>Band</span> has development projects in <span>["</span>Yolo County<span>"]</span>, notably the 3,000+ housing project in the <span>["West Sacramento" </span>City of West Sacramento<span>] and its ["</span>Ca<span>che Creek Casino Resort" casino] in the ["Ca</span>pay Valley<span>"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. <span>&nbsp;</span>If the County<span>&nbsp;succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following:</span> Yolo County<span>, the cities of</span> D<span>avis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, </span>UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county also has an interest in the land not being developed. Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the <span>county succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo </span>County<span>, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and ["Winters"], the</span> Yolo County<span>&nbsp;Flood Control and Water Conservation</span> D<span>istrict, ["</span>UC Davis<span>"]</span>, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the <span>County does not need to condemn the R</span>anch to fully protect the <span>R</span>anch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the <span>R</span>anch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the <span>county does not need to condemn the r</span>anch to fully protect the <span>r</span>anch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the <span>r</span>anch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.<span><br> + <br> + <br> + [[Comments(Questions (please incorporate responses into body))]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 15:32:08ConawayRanchminor - remove editorial comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This would be a change for someone who is a known housing developer.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 14:38:16PhilipNeustromminor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others have accused County politicians and its financial partner [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx (<span>"Rumsey Tribe")] of wanting to develop portions of the land, see:</span> [http://www.familywateralliance.com]. The Rumsey Tribe<span>&nbsp;also</span> has development projects in Yolo County, notably the 3,000+ housing project in the City of West Sacramento and its casino in the Capay Valley. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. Some folks accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. Others have accused County politicians and its financial partner<span>&nbsp;the</span> [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx <span>Rumsey Tribe] of wanting to develop portions of the land </span>(<span>see</span> [http://www.familywateralliance.com<span>&nbsp;site</span>]<span>)</span>. The Rumsey Tribe has development projects in Yolo County, notably the 3,000+ housing project in the City of West Sacramento and its casino in the Capay Valley. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 14:32:49ConawayRanch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>Many people</span> accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>&nbsp;Some folks</span> accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Others have accused County politicians and its financial partner [http://www.cachecreek.com/aboutus/rumseyband.aspx ("Rumsey Tribe")] of wanting to develop portions of the land, see: [http://www.familywateralliance.com]. The Rumsey Tribe also has development projects in Yolo County, notably the 3,000+ housing project in the City of West Sacramento and its casino in the Capay Valley.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 14:11:41JackHaskelRevert to version dated 2005-11-14 13:56:00. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>Many people accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This would be a change for someone who is a known housing developer.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 14:06:49ConawayRanchlow blow - see ethics page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>Many people accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. <span>&nbsp;</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This would be a change for someone who is a known housing developer.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 13:56:00JackHaskel <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group.<span>&nbsp;Many people accuse Gidaro and the other well-known developers of the "Conway Preservation Group" of ["shadiness factor" shadiness]. They say that the group is intent on developing the land and their stated motives are less than truthful.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the County succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. <span>The county also has an interest in the land not being developed. </span>Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the County succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer long-term management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through local zoning, existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;This would be a change for someone who is a known housing developer.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 09:51:33ConawayRanch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through zoning<span>&nbsp;and</span> existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through <span>local </span>zoning<span>,</span> existing state law and local ordinances. Further, "The primary goal of the Conaway Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the Ranch to protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 09:50:02ConawayRanch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. <span>Nearly</span> half of the property sits in the Yolo bypass (the 'causeway')<span>&nbsp;and more than </span>7<span>0 percent of the property is</span> protected by Williamson Act contracts. The land is zoned for Agriculture or Agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. <span>More than</span> half of the property sits in the Yolo bypass (the 'causeway')<span>, the Sink of Cache Creek, or the Green Zone between Roads 2</span>7<span>&nbsp;and 29. Most of the Ranch is currently</span> protected by Williamson Act contracts. The land is zoned for Agriculture or Agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and<span>&nbsp;well known</span> waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners and waterfowl enthusiasts, such as ["Steve Gidaro"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gidaro"] is the president of the group. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. <span>The county wishes to acc</span>qu<span>ire the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status </span>qu<span>o. If the County succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer</span> management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. <span>Yolo County is attempting to seize the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status </span>qu<span>o. If the County succeeds in ac</span>qu<span>iring the property, the plan is to transfer long-term</span> management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the<span>y will keep the</span> "<span>existing management</span> of Conaway Ranch <span>and</span> protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that the<span>&nbsp;County does not need to condemn the Ranch to fully protect the Ranch's resources, which are already protected through zoning and existing state law and local ordinances. Further,</span> "<span>The primary goal</span> of <span>the </span>Conaway <span>Preservation Group is to maintain private ownership while allowing for easements and other mechanisms to be placed on the </span>Ranch <span>to</span> protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 09:33:04ConawayRanch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] in the causeway. The land is current undeveloped, but is leased to several farmers. </span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] and west of Sacramento. Nearly half of the property sits in the Yolo bypass (the 'causeway') and more than 70 percent of the property is protected by Williamson Act contracts. The land is zoned for Agriculture or Agriculture preserve and is leased to more than 20 farmers. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to 2001 <span>it</span> was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, Conaway Preservation Group ([http://www.conawayranch.org)], as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid. The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to 2001 <span>the property</span> was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, Conaway Preservation Group ([http://www.conawayranch.org)], as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid. The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners such as ["Steve Gi<span>ard</span>o"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gi<span>ard</span>o"] is the president of the group. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway Preservation Group is composed of local landowners <span>and well known waterfowl enthusiasts, </span>such as ["Steve Gi<span>dar</span>o"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Gi<span>dar</span>o"] is the president of the group. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The land is now the subject of a eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights. The county wishes to accquire the land in hopes of keeping it for public-interest purposes. The Conaway group maintains that they will keep the "existing management of Conaway Ranch and protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The land is now the subject of an eminent domain action, as the area holds valuable water rights, among other natural resources. The county wishes to accquire the land for the public purpose of maintaining the status quo. If the County succeeds in acquiring the property, the plan is to transfer management authority for the Ranch to a joint powers authority or similar entity that may consist of the following: Yolo County, the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters, the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, UC Davis, and possibly the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians.<br> + <br> + The Conaway Preservation Group maintains that they will keep the "existing management of Conaway Ranch and protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-14 09:13:56ConawayRanch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Prior to 2001 it was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, Conaway Group, as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid. The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Prior to 2001 it was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, Conaway <span>Preservation </span>Group<span>&nbsp;([http://www.conawayranch.org)]</span>, as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid. The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Conaway Group is composed of local landowners such as ["Steve Giardo"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Giardo"] is the president of the group. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Conaway<span>&nbsp;Preservation</span> Group is composed of local landowners such as ["Steve Giardo"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Giardo"] is the president of the group. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The land is now the subject of a eminent domain action, as the area holds <span>essential</span> water rights. The county wishes to accquire the land in hopes of keeping it for public-interest purposes. The Conaway group maintains that they will keep the "existing management of Conaway Ranch and protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The land is now the subject of a eminent domain action, as the area holds <span>valuable</span> water rights. The county wishes to accquire the land in hopes of keeping it for public-interest purposes. The Conaway group maintains that they will keep the "existing management of Conaway Ranch and protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-06 15:47:44PhilipNeustromadded some. still needs much more <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] in the causeway. At one point it was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. Now it is the subject of a eminent domain action. The land is owned by the Conaway group, which is operated by ["Steve Giardo"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] in the causeway. The land is current undeveloped, but is leased to several farmers. <br> + <br> + Prior to 2001 it was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. In 2004, the ["Yolo County Board of Supervisors"] announced plans to aquire the land from a then-bankrupt subsidiary of PG&amp;E. The land was sold for about $60 million to a private organization, Conaway Group, as a part of a bankruptcy action. Because of the nature of the bidding process, the Board of Supervisors, as a public organization, was not allowed to place a bid. The bidding process was so-called "seal bidding," and public organizations are required to participate in only negotiated bidding.<br> + <br> + The Conaway Group is composed of local landowners such as ["Steve Giardo"] and ["John Reynan"], as well as organizations such as a farm holdings company. ["Steve Giardo"] is the president of the group.<br> + <br> + The land is now the subject of a eminent domain action, as the area holds essential water rights. The county wishes to accquire the land in hopes of keeping it for public-interest purposes. The Conaway group maintains that they will keep the "existing management of Conaway Ranch and protect the property's water resources, agricultural land, wildlife, and flood control benefits," according to president Steve Giardo.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Conaway Ranchhttp://daviswiki.org/Conaway_Ranch2005-11-06 15:18:35PhilipNeustromRenamed from Conway Ranch (seems more commonly spelled this way) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Conaway Ranch<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The Conaway Ranch is a 17,300 acre property that sits to the east of both ["Davis"] and ["Woodland"] in the causeway. At one point it was owned by ["PG&amp;E"]. Now it is the subject of a eminent domain action. The land is owned by the Conaway group, which is operated by ["Steve Giardo"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>