2016 Agriculture and Ranching Implementation Plan
Santa Fe County 2016 Agriculture and Ranching Implementation Plan was developed to support and enhance agriculture and ranching in Santa Fe County. This initiative has included a broad perspective of agricultural needs throughout the County.
A Public Review Process was held from June 15 through July 8, 2016. Community members and agricultural stakeholders participated in a series of dialogues to develop the foundation for the Agriculture and Ranching Implementation Plan.
The Planning Division implements the Sustainable Growth Management Plan by coordinating long-range planning activities including affordable housing initiatives; community planning; coordination of public participation through Community Organizations (COs) and Registered Organizations (ROs); open space planning and implementation; transportation planning; agriculture and ranching planning initiatives; capital planning; the transfer of development rights program and the TDR bank.
Planning staff also participates in numerous committees such as the Food Policy Council, Affordable Housing Down Payment Assistance Committee, Technical Coordinating Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), and the Northern Pueblos Regional Planning Organization (NPRPO), and serves as liaison to COLTPAC, the Forest Service Plan initiative, and BLM partnerships. This office is comprised of 10 employees.
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Community Planning – The community planners work on a variety of activities and issues including community planning, public participation through the establishment and coordination of Community Organizations (COs) and Registered Organizations (ROs). Planning staff also coordinate with communities and organizations in the implementation of the Agriculture and Ranching Implementation Plan. Planning staff also offers expertise related to environmental and natural resource planning, historic and cultural resource/preservation planning, food systems planning and land use related issues.
Affordable Housing Program – The mission of the Affordable Housing Program is to provide increased affordable housing opportunities to workforce families living within the northern and central area of the County. The affordable housing staff coordinates programs for down payment assistance and provides assistance to low income households through the Happy Roofs program.
Open Space and Trails Planning – The open space and trails planner performs long range planning, development review and project development for the Open Space and Trails Program, which includes approximately 6,600 acres of County-owned property (26 Open Space properties) and approximately 46 miles of trails. Staff also serves as liaison to the County Open Lands, Trails and Parks Advisory Committee (COLTPAC). The vision of the Open Space and Trails Program is to create a network of cultural, historical, recreational and natural open spaces and trails throughout Santa Fe County.
Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program - The Santa Fe County TDR Program is a voluntary, incentive-based, market-driven approach to preserving agricultural land, open space and other critical resources while encouraging development in designated growth areas. The goal of the TDR program is to provide public benefit through the permanent protection of areas in Santa Fe County with high conservation values. The TDR Bank is a critical part of the TDR program which provides a reliable source of TDRs and a perpetual revolving fund to purchase TDRs from qualified property owners.
Transportation Planning -The transportation planner works with several transportation entities including the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), and the Northern Pueblos Regional Planning Organization (NPRPO). Read about Title VI and Santa Fe County's non-discrimination clause.
Community Organizations and Registered Organizations (CO/RO program) - The Sustainable Land Development Code created a mechanism for communities to become established COs and ROs in order to receive notifications about development proposals. Find out if your community is eligible to apply.
(505) 986-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Project Manager
(505) 992-9866 or email@example.com
(505) 995-2717 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Planner - Open Space and Trails
(505) 995-2774 or email@example.com
Lucy Gent Foma
(505) 995-2735 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Community Planner
(505) 986-2452 or email@example.com
(505) 995-2733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Transportation Planner
(505) 995-2775 or email@example.com
(505) 995-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Housing Specialist
(505) 992-3055 or email@example.com