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Yuba Highlands ballot measure voted on today

The fate of the Yuba Highlands Project may be in the hands of voters if a February ballot measure gets approved by supervisors today.

The idea was brought before the five-member Yuba County board by Chair Hal Stocker on May 22 but action on it was delayed when some supervisors said they needed more time for research.

The Yuba Highlands Project is a 5,100-unit housing development proposed for land near the Nevada/ Yuba county line.

Opponents include state Fish & Game, Nevada County-based environmental groups and state Attorney General Jerry Brown Jr., all of whom say the project will strain water and sewer services in the area, cause increased traffic and pollution and impact negatively the wildlife in the Spenceville Wildlife Area.

– Laura Brown

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