Show up to protect RURAL El Dorado County – August 27 Planning Commission hearing

If you love El Dorado County for its rural quality of life, then it’s time to speak up to protect it.

Where and When:
Planning Commission Hearing
August 27, 2015 at 8:30 am
Board of Supervisors Chambers
330 Fair Lane, Building A

We need to be there to speak up against the proposed policies that will greatly impact our rural resources, making it easier for developers to push through their high-density projects that are better suited for Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove.

Be prepared!  Staff’s agenda to overhaul our voter-approved General Plan has saddled us with an overwhelming and confusing document.  Much of this is to frustrate the public to not participate.  If you want to retain the rural nature of El Dorado County, then you must engage!

Click on the image to learn more about the proposed changes with this video from the April 29, 2015 Community Meeting:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbP_AlPJ7No

General Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update:  Facts & Fiction 

For three years, Supervisors, County staff, and special interest groups with significant involvement in the policy re-write, have repeated the mantra “we’re just implementing the General Plan”.

Some of the proposed changes (as of 4/29/15) are summarized below so that you can see what they are really doing:

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DEIR = Draft Environmental Impact Report
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TGPA = Targeted General Plan Amendment ZOU = Zoning Ordinance Update

Conclusion:
● The changes proposed do not represent an “implementation” of the voter approved General Plan.
● The extent of the proposed changes has been misrepresented to the public.
● 2004 General Plan protections are being reduced or removed.

Here is a link to the overwhelming and confusing document mentioned above:  http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/LandUse/TGPA-ZOU_Main.aspx

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