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General Plan Study Session Scheduled for November 22

The Board of Supervisors agenda (available here) shows a Study Session “Refinements to the General Plan Preferred Land Use Map” at 2:00 pm.  This is an important next step in the General Plan process and we encourage all of you who can find... Learn More

Rebecca Willis, Planning Director, announces a Nov. 22nd General Plan Workshop/ Study Session

Planning Director, Rebecca Willis, spoke during Review of Correspondence and Reports; you can watch the video (she speaks at 1 hr. 1 min. ~50 sec.+) here. Rebecca Willis gave a brief summary of the process so far and noted that there is now brand new... Learn More

Calaveras Planning Coalition Hosts Planning Director Rebecca Willis

Calaveras Planning Director Rebecca Willis was the guest of the Calaveras Planning Coalition at their November 7 “Brown Bag” discussion.  Rebecca has been on the job for three months.  This gathering provided the opportunity for her to introduce... Learn More


October 11, 2011 The Governor decided to veto AB 1220 on Sunday – the last day he was able to take action on a bill. This bill was modeled after AB 602 from last year, which was also vetoed by then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. While it was vetoed... Learn More

California Adopts Nation’s Most Sweeping Cap & Trade Plan

But it’s just another milestone in a long journey that’s far from finished. It’s official (no, really, this time). California has cap & trade — or will once the program starts ramping up next year. Today’s approval by the state’s Air Resources... Learn More

Calaveras County Ups Road-Impact Fee on Developments

Written by Sean Janssen, The Union Democrat October 26, 2011 01:41 pm The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors in a 3-2 vote Tuesday approved a $238 increase in road impact fees charged to new developments. The increase is designed to catch up with the... Learn More

EBMUD Report Reflects Foothill Opposition to Pardee Expansion

In mid-September, EBMUD issued a report on the latest round of public hearings on EBMUD’s proposal to build a higher Pardee Dam and to convert more of the Mokelumne River into a flat water reservoir.  The report includes notes and quotes from the... Learn More

October 20th Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled / BOS General Plan Study Session Scheduled

The next meeting will be on November 3rd. You may also want to mark you calendars for: NOVEMBER 9 – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS STUDY SESSION ON THE STATUS OF THE GENERAL PLAN UPDATE Correction – this posting appears to be an error on the BOS website…there... Learn More

Amador General Plan Slogs Along

Page 5 / Foothill Focus / Fall 2011 / Amador County has been working on the update of the county general plan, the “Constitution” of local planning, since 2006. Most recently, the county supervisors and planning... Learn More

Lode Water Officials Critical of Delta Restoration Proposals

By Dana M. Nichols October 09, 2011 Record Staff Writer October 09, 2011 12:00 AM SAN ANDREAS – The Delta Stewardship Council’s proposals for restoring the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and improving water supply reliability will... Learn More

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