Saturday, February 23, 2019

Joshua Trees on Antelope Valley Land?

Palmdale passed a Joshua and Juniper tree preservation. According to Chapter 14.04 JOSHUA TREE AND NATIVE DESERT VEGETATION PRESERVATION. We believe this is the normal practice also used in Lancaster. Leave the chain saw in the garage. There are procedures to preservation of native vegetation. According to the plan developers must preserve healthy Joshua trees or California junipers on their land, and they must preserve at least two trees per acre on average. The law governs virtually all residential, commercial and industrial construction. Once a builder plans to build they must submit building plans and if the parcel has numerous Joshua or Juniper trees then there is a procedure for this native vegetation. Don’t cut down these trees, or find yourself in hot water. Some solar firms did just that and it cost them in the long run on a short cut solution. The measure requires two tree per gross acre, so you could cut down the other trees with a permit. One may get more favorable appeasement from the city if your plan incorporates homes, or buildings with the trees. It is also recommended to preserve and transplant the trees to a native plant bank run by city governments. This measure applies to the cities in Antelope Valley. Los Angeles County may have other more strict laws and measures. There is a forest of Joshua Trees on the far west side south of Hwy 138 near 150th to 170th West area. Property owners may not be able to build there at all, but check with the county for rules and procedures. So if you bought land in the Antelope Valley and more so in with Lancaster or Palmdale then you have a means to build and preserve nature at the same time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Is the Cal High Speed Rail Dead?

Is it one man one vote? Or One Governor one vote. Tuesday Governor Newsom says he will not push to build the Cal High Speed Rail as his mentor Jerry Brown wished for. He also only wants one water tunnel under the San Joaquin River Delta and not two. News reports quoted the novice Governor “There simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A.,” Newsom told a joint session of the Legislature. “I wish there were.” He said the current project would “cost too much and, respectfully, take too long.” The current link between Merced and Bakersfield would continue as planned and to Newsom it would act as a model. He pushed back on the “train to nowhere”, but many would agree otherwise. The voters approve a $10 Billion bond in 2008, but the current link has far exceeded that number. What does this do to the New Green Deal or Dream? Well without planes according to their plan than we only have high speed rail, but not in California which would be a green dream showcase. If you are a land speculator and you bought land in the hopes it would pay out later. Well later just got much more out their. Building large projects like this are very very cost prohibited and with the projected budget of $77 billion it looks like too many billions to handle.