Sunday, December 24, 2023

#358 / Want Some Good Advice? Listen To Isaiah!

I recently heard from a Bible-reading friend of mine, who knows that I am credited with being the author of "Measure J." After its approval by the voters in June 1978, Measure J established a set of growth management policies that fundamentally changed the growth and direction of development in Santa Cruz County. 

Undoubtedly thinking about Measure J, my friend sent me the following advisory, from Isaiah 5:8. Maybe she thought Measure J had been Biblically inspired by Isaiah's admonition:

Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

Actually, Measure J didn't cite to the Bible, specifically, but if you check it out, which you can do by clicking this link, you'll find that Measure J is pretty consistent with what Isaiah had to say!

Good advice in Isaiah's time. Good advice in 1978. Good advice right now!

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