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November 11, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started with a Napa County law fashioned in 1990 by farmers and activists to stop urban sprawl from eating away vineyards that give the region its special charm and its classic wines. The approach was simple: require that all major decisions on the development of farmland be put to a vote of the people. Finally upheld this year by the California Supreme Court, the law is now being reviewed statewide as an ingenious new way to control growth.
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November 11, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started with a Napa County law fashioned in 1990 by farmers and activists to stop urban sprawl from eating away vineyards that give the region its special charm and its classic wines. The approach was simple: require that all major decisions on the development of farmland be put to a vote of the people. Finally upheld this year by the California Supreme Court, the law is now being reviewed statewide as an ingenious new way to control growth.
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