Habitat plan provides key balance – for who?

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Last month, I read again with delight the second opinion piece praising the creation and continued existence of the Multi Species Habitat Conservation Plan written by two of Riverside County’s visionaries: retired supervisors Marion Ashley and John Tavaglione. These two men helped craft the MSHCP as part of the Riverside County Integrated Plan. They were also instrumental in persuading me to vote for the plan in my first month in public office – more than 15 years ago. Their piece appearing in The Press-Enterprise is the second such piece by these gentlemen in as many years and comes on the heels of a grand jury report critical of the administration of this plan. The plan is credited with streamlining freeway improvements, but the piece omits the fact that the Riverside County Trans
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