By: Alex Breitler, Record
STOCKTON – City leaders reported progress Tuesday resolving a dispute with a new state agency that they fear will disrupt Stockton’s ability to grow as it sees fit.
The Delta Stewardship Council is tasked with writing a long-term plan governing the river estuary through the year 2100. While not yet final, the draft plan gives the council some authority over projects that could be proposed by a city or county – another layer of bureaucratic red tape, in critics’ view.
City leaders have feared the new oversight would apply to development projects already approved within Stockton’s sphere of influence and could jeopardize developers’ ability to finance those projects.