Action Alert! Community Region Boundaries on 10-25-16 BOS agenda

posted Oct 22, 2016, 11:51 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Oct 22, 2016, 11:52 PM ]
Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please contact the Board of Supervisors and tell them that you expect them to follow through on their promise to consider reducing the Shingle Springs Community Region Boundary (CRB) during the 2011-2015 Five Year Review of the General Plan.

On the upcoming 10-25-16 Board of Supervisors agenda, the Long Range Planning staff is recommending that the Supervisors receive and file the Five Year Review and find that there is no need to change the CRBs.  A CRB is where the county plans to put the highest and most intense development in the County.  Shingle Springs identifies itself as "a peaceful country community with ranches and homes on acreage," and the CRB conflicts with our community identity and sense of place.  

Shingle Springs residents have attended meetings for years with the goal to have our CRBs reduced.  A timeline of those meetings is included in the  Five Year Review and excerpted below for your convenience.  Please take action to tell the Supervisors that we do not want all of our efforts ignored again.

If you are able to attend the meeting:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Building C Hearing Room  (Temporary location during construction)
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND - Write to the Supervisors - Customize our sample email to fit your concerns


Subject:  10-25-16 BOS Agenda, File #16--0477, Item #38

Dear Supervisors,

I request that you reject staff's recommendation to receive and file the Five Year Review.  Based on the discussions at past meetings, the expectation was that you would initiate the reduction of the CRBs during the Five Year Review process. Please follow through and direct staff to begin the process to reduce the CRBs as part of the 2016-2020 work plan. 

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Town]


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Excerpt from page 25 of the Five Year Review - timeline of events regarding Community Region Boundaries:

On October 1, 2012, the Board directed additional analysis of possibly adding, amending or deleting existing Community Regions, or Rural Center planning areas be removed from the TGPA-ZOU project description; and to consider as a potential Project Alternative in the EIR, with the exception of the proposed amendment to Policies 2.1.1.1 and 2.1.2.1. These policies relate to the current Community Region of Camino/Pollock Pines proposed for amending into the three Rural Centers of Camino, Cedar Grove, and Pollock Pines.

Potential revisions to Community Region boundary lines were discussed during Board meetings and workshops on May 7, May 14, June 27, and September 30, 2013. On June 11, 2013, staff provided the Board with a “White Paper” on General Plan Amendments related to Community Region Boundary Lines, and set June 27, 2013 as a Special Meeting of the Board to discuss the White Paper. The White Paper included a General Plan history, review of the current development process, and options for the Board to consider, should they choose to go forward with a General Plan Amendment to modify the Community Region boundaries (see June 11, 2013 Board of Supervisors Agenda, Item No. 2, Legistar File No. 13-0510, Attachment 2A). On June 27, 2013, the Board directed staff to return in approximately 60 days with a work plan pertaining to costs and next steps on Community Region boundary lines. On September 30, 2013, the Board directed staff to return to the Board in early 2014 with 16-0477 2B 26 of 111 El Dorado County General Plan 2011-2015 Five Year Review October 2016 26 examples and/or options for considering amending the Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills Community Region Boundary lines.

On December 9, 2014, potential options related to the potential amendment of Community Region boundary lines for the communities of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills were presented to the Board. At this meeting, the Board received requests from members of the public to amend specific boundaries in the areas north of El Dorado Hills along Green Valley Road, southeast area of Shingle Springs, and in the Camino/Pollock Pines area. The Board directed staff to prepare a Resolution of Intention to contract the Community Region boundary lines for Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills along the Green Valley Corridor, using maps provided by a Shingle Springs resident and an El Dorado Hills resident.

On February 24, 2015, staff presented proposed General Plan amendments to contract the Community Region boundary lines for El Dorado Hills, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park and El Dorado-Diamond Springs. Staff also asked the Board for the preferred method for processing this project based on staff and funding availability. The Board directed the Community Region boundary options to be addressed as a component of the next General Plan five-year review, including review of the proposed maps and any other map considerations of Community Region boundary line alterations, in relation to the goals and objectives of the General Plan.