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California Energy Commission: Smart Growth & Land Use Planning

Decisions affecting land use directly affect energy use and the consequent production of greenhouse gases, primarily because of the strong relationship between where we live and work and our transportation needs. Significant efforts are necessary to... Learn More

Languishing Lode Project May Be Back On

By Dana M. Nichols September 17, 2011 Record Staff Writer September 17, 2011 12:00 AM SAN ANDREAS – The proposed 91-lot Del Verde Estates housing development near Valley Springs has come back to life for a second time. A land-use consultant... Learn More

Copperopolis: Two Sides To the Coin

smcmanis@sacbee.com Published Thursday, Sep. 08, 2011 The Sacramento Bee   sacbee.com   Mile upon monochromatic mile passes, as you leave Stockton in your rear-view mirror and head east on Highway 4. Little distracts the eye from the bleached brown... Learn More

Former Analyst Mike Miller Named to Planning Commission

Written by Sean Janssen, The Union Democrat September 14, 2011 01:13 pm   A former aerospace engineer and county senior administrative analyst will fill the final vacancy on the Calaveras County Planning Commission created by redistricting.   Mike... Learn More

Three Controversial Bills To Reform CEQA

The CA Environmental Quality Act: you either love it or hate it. The 1970 law either protects the environment or stifles smart growth, depending upon your perspective. Three bills lie on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk that address different aspects... Learn More

Wagon Trail Project Runs into Financial Rut

By Dana M. Nichols Record Staff Writer September 08, 2011 12:00 AM SAN ANDREAS – The long-awaited Wagon Trail project, which would straighten a six-mile section of Highway 4 between Copperopolis and Angels Camp, is too expensive to complete... Learn More

Shooting Center Hits a Roadblock

By Brionna Friedrich There isn’t just one reason the Coe Shooting Center can’t be built on Tom Coe’s industrial-zoned property, Calaveras County planners said Tuesday. Staff had three findings for the Board of Supervisors to approve in granting... Learn More

Gregory Gustafson Named to Calaveras County Planning Commission

SAN ANDREAS – (8/23/11) La Contenta resident Gregory Gustafson has been named to the Calaveras County Planning Commission for District 5 with approval from the county Board of Supervisors. He was nominated for the position by District 5 Supervisor... Learn More

Calaveras Planners Pass on Home Lots Decision

By Dana M. Nichols August 19, 2011 Record Staff Writer August 19, 2011 12:00 AM SAN ANDREAS – The Calaveras County Planning Commission decided Thursday not to decide whether it would be wise to allow more home lots in Forest Meadows, an... Learn More

EPA Reconsiders Stormwater Discharge Limits

The Environmental Protection Agency last Wednesday decided to reconsider the imposition of a nationwide cap on how much sediment can be part of the stormwater draining from a construction site, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The... Learn More







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