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Testimony, Comments & Opinions

June 2017

Planning Coalition Releases  Comments on the Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Commerce Ordinance DEIR:

0 CPC – Cannabis DEIR Comments Combined in pdf

February 2017

Scoping Comments in response to the Notice of Preparation for the Calaveras County General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report:

1 Scoping Comments Cover

2 Dedication

3 Cover Letter 2-16-17

4 Table of Contents & List of Contributors

5 CEQA Guide to CAL GP EIR

6 Chapter 2 title page

7 Agriculture_Scoping_

8 GHG Emissions Scoping

9 Land Use and Plannind Scoping Comment

10 Noise scoping comments

11 Recreation

12 Traffic and Circulation scoping comments

13 Growth inducement scoping

Docume14 Guide to Attachments to assist the County in evaluating and mitigating the impacts of the General Plan Update:

AGRICULTURE:

2004_Crop_Report

2012_Crop_Report

2014_0225_marin-county-agricultural-land-conservation-program_final

Amador Draft Ag Element 2006

Calaveras Draft Ag element October 2008

Davis Ag Land Mitigation.doc

Eldo Ag Element

F.C. Ag preservation principles

farmlenad protection toolbox_02-2008

Marin CWP_CD2

Mariposa Ag Element

Monterey Agriculture Element Placer CGPPart5 Sacramento Agricultural-Element

Napa Ag Land Use Element 06-04-08

Placer CGPPart5

Sacramento Agricultural-Element

Sanoma Ag Element

Sokolow Ag POLICIES

Stanislaus County Ag Element

Yolo County FinalAgChpt4[1]

AIR QUALITY:

2004AQMDCEQAGuidelines

Air_Quality_-_Land_Use_handbook

asbestos_advisory

BAAQMD_CEQA_Guide

BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES:

Cal_Wildlife_Action_Plan_final

GP_Bio_resources_goals_and_policies_FC

Tuolumne_Wildlife_Handbook

CHILD CARE FACILITIES:

including_child_care_in_local_planning

CONSERVATION AND OPEN SPACE:

Mono_ConservationOpenSpaceElement

Open_Space_Tools

DATA ANALYSIS:

Data Analysis Letter 2010

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

InvestingforProsperity Workforce_Development_Piece_FINAL_10-08-03

Workforce_Development_Piece_FINAL_10-08-03

FIRE HAZARD PLANNING:

Fire_Hazard_Planning-Final_Report

Rural_dev_std

GENERAL PLAN GUIDELINES:

DRAFT_General_Plan_Guidelines_for_public_comment_2015(2)

General_Plan_Guidelines_2003

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE:

CAPCOA_White_Paper_Climate_Change

GHG_Attch_1_ARB_Plan

Global_Warming_mitigation_measures

HISTORIC PRESERVATION:

Hist._Pres._ordinances

LAND USE:

Calaveras Cannabis Cultivation EIS_2017

General Plan Update Community Planning Element Valley Springs Community Plan 1-26-17

PUBLIC SERVICES:

adoptedcalaveras_fire_msr_final_no_mhfpd_downsized

final_calaveras_water_wastewater_msr_2012

jbfinal_csd__csa_report_adopted_copy

jbpublic_health_care_final

TRAFFIC:

493_FinalRTP_2012CalaverasRTP_wExecAppend(2)

  494_2012-Calaveras-County-RTP_PublicReviewDraft_Released-July-27-2012

BIKE TRAILS:

Amador Bike Survey Implications

Calaveras County Baseline Report Omissions

CalaverasAlpineTrailInventory

EBMUD_IndependenceFlTr

Making roads safe

Response to Draft General Plan Baseline

WATER PLANNING:

LGC_Water_Planning_Ch_3_Sect_3_4

Suggested_GP_water_policies

Water_&_Land_Use_SNA_pdf

December 2016

8-17-16 letter to pc in pdf final8-31-16

Letter to Cal. PC re Copperopolis

October 2016

CPC Comments for BOS re. General Plan Draft & Map, BOS meeting 10/4/16:

Joyce Techel speaking on behalf of MyValleySprings.com & the Calaveras Planning Coalition:

cpc-comments-to-bos-re-project-description-10-4-16

September 2016

Calaveras Planning Coalition Position Paper – September 2016:  (AN EIR IS NEEDED ON COMMERCIAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES)

an-eir-is-needed-on-commercial-cannabis-cpc-position

August 2015

General Plan Update:

  1. Letter to County Counsel 1-25-16.fin (1)
  2. to Calaveras County BOS – 3-22-16

Asphalt Plant Update:

  1. Letter to BOS Re Asphalt Appeal 2-8-16
  2. Testimony of Thomas P Infusino v2
  3. Valley Springs advocacy group submits asphalt plant issues to county
  4. Full impact of asphalt plant to be examined

June 2015

Good Planning can enhance Property Rights, Property Values & Property Interests – Presented by Tom Infusino on June 8, 2015 at CPC’s Let’s Talk About: How good planning protects property rights and how planning for economic development increases local self-sufficiency and quality of life.

Good Planning can enhance Property Rights posting

June 2014

Muriel Zeller – Calaveras Enterprise Columnist

Take a Lode off:

June 2014

  1. Items for discussion at Planning Commission on 6-12-14,
    including the Saddle Creek Development Agreement Extension:

(Ward has video posted on CAP: http://calaverascap.com/june-26-2014-calaveras-county-planning-commission/)

1) At first Public Comment, I followed up on Tom’s presentation at 6/12 meeting.  I thanked the commissioners for being receptive to his suggestions for mitigation and development project monitoring and establishing protocols for review of old environmental docs for extensions, and for requesting future study sessions.
2) At second Public Comment, I thanked them for bringing up their desire to address the problem of residential outdoor lighting, which is not addressed in code and has come before them over and over for 5+ years, has been dealt with inconsistently, and I suggested they include language in the GPU to address and bring back in SS.
3) Peter Maurer’s then made a report/ comments which are worth listening to.  He seemed receptive to this idea of language in the GPU (and other ideas), and to having a study session late July or August as an annual planning project update along with addressing suggestions from Mr. Infusino.  He also talked about trying to get history/background of GPU, meeting with interest groups, “working in a vacuum”, “no continuity of staff”, “bookshelves of documents” but “what’s pertinent today?”  It’s worth listening to for a few minutes to get a sense of where the Director is coming from.
4) Autozone filed an appeal to the BOS yesterday.  They are also requesting modification of the road standards.  PC Karen Sisk said “I can see problems developing there” (which I asked about afterwards and she doesn’t like the idea of a lot of access driveways and congestion in that area).

 

April 2014

  1. Written comments to DWR on the MAC IRWMP Update (April 18, 2014)

March 2014

 Articles of Interest:

CAP and CPC member Bob Dean talks about Water and Land Use in an article for the Calaveras Enterprise:

  1. WATER AND LAND USE – Part 1

CPC member and Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Cecily Smith writes about the historic Calaveras Supervisors vote for Mokelumne River Wild & Scenic Designation:

  1. Wild and Scenic vote was historic

February 2014

Presentation to public by Tom Infusion at CAP/CPC public meeting Feb. 3, 2014:

  1. Who What Why Planning CPC 2-3-14

Articles of  interest to CAP/CPC:

  1. Community plans are of utmost importance_CE-Opinon_02_07_14  (A guest opinion to the Calaveras Enterprise by CAP and CPC member Mickey Williamson

  2. Planners tea party find selves on common ground_SR_02_04_14

January 2014

Articles of interest to CAP/CPC:

CAP Governing Committee Co-chair and CPC member Joyce Techel letter to the Calaveras Enterprise:

  1. “The Importance of Community Involvement”

Planning Updates for 2013

October 2013

Planning Updates

  1. Please amend the IRWMP Draft Plan Review Procedures (DPRPs)

2. Testimony of Tom Infusino, On behalf of the Calaveras Planning Coalition,

          At the EBMUD Hearing in San Andreas, CA, on October 21, 2013,

          Regarding the Camanche Water Permit Deadline Extension Draft EIR

September 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

August 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

June 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

May 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

April 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

March 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update

Download Here:  Draft Setting

February 2013

Planning Updates

  1. General Plan Update
  • Re: Comments on Sawmill Project:
  • Testimony of Thomas P. Infusino, Calaveras Planning Coalition: To Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, 2-26-13:Download Here:  to BOS on Sawmill 2-26-13 2 final

January 2013

Planning Updates

  1. RE: The Calaveras Planning Coalition recommends continuing to improve the MAC IRWMP over the next two years:

December 2012

October 2012

  1. Draft MAC IRWMP. (Mokelumne-Amador-Calaveras (MAC) Regional Water Management Plan Update)

September 2012

Planning Updates

  1. RE: Agreement with Staff Report Recommendations for the Sawmill Project on your Agenda for 9-13-12.  Download here: Sawmill to P C 9-12-12 fin

 

April 2011 through April 2012

  1. 2011 TALK2 fin
  2. Amador GP comments June of 11.fin
  3. BOS email CSC
  4. Comments on UWMP June 6
  5. CPC on UWMP Final
  6. EBMUD Hearing 1-11-12
  7. EBMUD Scoping Testimony 7-14-11
  8. Exhaustion of Remedies (2)v fin
  9. Parable of the King 7-14-11
  10. Shooting Range Finding Add-ons_CP fin
  11. Testimony Before the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on 11
  12. Testimony of Tom Infusino 3-13-12

Comment Letters

Testimony at County Hearings & Meetings

Op-Ed Pieces

Trinitas News

 







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