Please attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on 11/10/15 to overhaul our current 2004 “voter approved” General Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Dear El Dorado County Residents and Rural Lifestyle Supporters,

Below is a request that was sent to the Board of Supervisors regarding their upcoming meeting to overhaul our General Plan and zoning ordinance.

This project will forever change the rural life style that we enjoy in El Dorado County.  Many individuals have joined together to challenge the County Board of Supervisors in asking them to stop this “process”.  There is a video attached below, pointing out some of the issues of this proposed plan, done in collaboration with many community groups.  Please attend the meeting on 11/10/15 and share your concern with the Board of Supervisors.

The hearing starts at Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chamber on 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA, Building A.

Here is the video:

Request for Time Specific Public Comment and to clarify the process for public participation of the Targeted General Plan Amendment & Zoning Ordinance Update at the 11-10-15 Hearing:

Dear Supervisors,

We are requesting that you provide a specific time for public comment BEFORE the Planning Staff starts their presentation EACH DAY.  This will allow working citizens to schedule time off from work to attend the meeting and make their comment. Public participation during the Planning Commission Hearing was very restrained and limited.  The public was frustrated because they had to sit through hours and hours of staff presentations just to have a very restrictive 3 minutes to address this huge, impacting project that will affect our quality of life in El Dorado County forever.  At the Planning Commission hearing, the agenda that was posted was not followed.  We request that the Board hearing be organized better so that the public CAN participate.

See the schedule below that is currently posted on the Long Range Planning webpage.

We are requesting:  1) that the FEIR be addressed separately; 2) that the Significant and Unavoidable Impacts be addressed separately; 3) that the Overriding Considerations be addressed separately; 4) that each section of the Zoning Ordinance be addressed individually;  5) that each element of the General Plan be addressed individually; 6) and most importantly, that the public be provided to comment on each of these individual items.

This listing reflects the above request:

  1. Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR)
  2. Significant and Unavoidable Impacts – all 28 – 41, depending on which document you read
  3. Overriding Considerations
  4. Zoning Ordinance Update
  5. Land Use
  6. Transportation
  7. Housing
  8. Conservation
  9. Open Space
  10. Noise
  11. Safety
  12. Agriculture and Forestry
  13. Public Services
  14. Parks and Recreation
  15. Economic Development

Hearing Schedule:

(Please note that the schedule below shows that the hearing starts at 10am on Tuesday, however the BOS agenda shows 10:30am.  Please clarify.)

Targeted General Plan Amendment & Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU)

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the TGPA-ZOU Project and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) beginning on November 10, 2015 in the Board Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. The tentative* outline is below.

*Note: All dates, times and topics listed below are subject to change. Additional dates and topics may be added.  Please check this webpage for updates.

Tuesday, November 10
AM (approx. 10 am to 1 pm) – Project Background and Process
PM (approx. 2 pm to 5 pm) – Project Components focused on Rural Areas – Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Lands

Thursday, November 12
AM (approx. 9 am to Noon) – General Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance items related to community site design and general edits/clean-ups
PM (approx. 1 pm to 5 pm) – Project Components focused on Community Regions

Friday, November 13
The Board Chambers is reserved ALL DAY (approx. 9 am to 5 pm) – Continuation of previous discussions as needed and Board deliberation

To view the Final EIR, click on “TGPA-ZOU Final EIR July 2015” below. Printed copies of Chapters 1 through 8 with a CD of the complete FEIR may be purchased for $35 each by calling 621-4650.

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