What you can do to help...

   Stop any zoning change regarding the BAREC property, specifically changing it from an agricultural piece of property.

   We need four votes to insure BAREC is retained in agricultural zoning. It is, therefore, especially important to talk to Mayor Patricia Mahan and share your views. The council members are located here.

Write Santa Clara City Council and tell them:

You want Santa Clara to retain the land to preserve its agriculture/horticulture usage and its history.  Simply download our letter and sign it.

Send your letter to:

City of Santa Clara
City Council and Council Offices
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Or email them at:
or call 408-615-2250

You can can also send the Santa Clara City Council a letter to petition them to hear your concerns at an official Council meeting. They are required to put you on the agenda to hear your concerns. Download the form here. To learn more about their process, go to their website.

If you would like to help or want further information, visit http://www.savebarec.org
or email: info@savebarec.org.

You can send a hard copy of our sample letter to your legislator and attach a copy of the following article so they have the latest information.

Visit www.NotCaserta.org for Caserta info.

Shortly, the State will ask the Santa Clara City Council to change the land’s zoning from agriculture to housing.

"The average acre of farmland in San Francisco earns $123,000 per year" - from the Census of Agriculture and Metro Farm, a guide to growing a big profit on a small parcel of land by Michael Olson.

Santa Clara Weekly article - April 20, 2005

Ask your local legislators the hard questions or simply print out our sample letter (Word doc) and send it in!  Here is the article from the San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2004: "The High Price of Cheap Food" with Michael Pollan." 

Please read our January 2004 update.

List of current elected officials and other background information.

Please support the City of San Jose and Santa Clara to work together to save as much of BAREC as possible. Write the Mayors, Vice Mayor Pat Dando and Councilman Ken Yaeger.

We are always in need of volunteers. Please email or call us if you have any time.

Get signatures on our petition from your neighbors. When complete, email us for a drop off meeting or an address to send them..

Visit www.NorthOfForest.org for information about the North of Forest neighborhood.

For comments or questions, please email us at: info@savebarec.org.