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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

Elderberry Beetle News

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting more scientific and biological information from the public and species experts about the valley elderberry longhorn beetle to determine whether the beetle, currently a threatened species under the Endangered... Learn More

General Plan Update Should Come Under Grand Jury Scrutiny

By Nick Baptista / The Valley Springs News/ July 27, 2011 The 2010-11 Calaveras County grand jury report released a month ago cited “publicity in (T)he Valley Springs News” as helping prompt the oversight panel composed of ordinary county... Learn More

Rebecca Willis Is New Planning Director for Calaveras County

The Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Rebecca Willis as the new Director of Planning effective August 1, 2010. Ms. Willis has over twenty (20) years of experience. She served as the community development director for the city... Learn More

Planning Successes and Challenges

Calaveras River Estates, recently approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, sets some standards for good planning.  The project is for four 40-acre parcels; the remaing 350 acres of the project is being turned over to the Mother Lode... Learn More







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