Results of Meeting with Supervisor Briggs 4/4/13

posted Apr 4, 2013, 10:08 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 7, 2013, 7:24 AM ]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park Core Group Meet with Supervisor Briggs.

SHINGLE SPRINGS, California (April 6, 2013)
Members of the Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park core group met with Supervisor Briggs on April 4th to follow up on several issues facing Shingle Springs. The following is a brief summary of the meeting.

1. The people of Shingle Springs are doing a great job of voicing their concerns and desires for the future of their community. Supervisor Briggs encouraged us to continue what we've been doing so that the Board gets a clear message of what we want for our future. Our emails and testimony at Board meetings are sending a unified vision of a peaceful country community with homes and ranches on acreage. Let's keep up the good work! 

2. Supervisor Briggs stated that if it came to a vote today, he would vote 'no' on the current proposal for the Tilden Park project. It is too ambitious of a project for that site and the applicant has not brought forward an alternative plan. He is going to follow up on the status of this project and give us an update.

3. Supervisor Briggs also stated that if it came to a vote today, he would vote 'no' on the current proposal for the San Stino project. The project plan for 1,041 homes is nowhere near what the community wants and is far too many rooftops for that area. Mr. Briggs stated that one home on each of the three existing parcels would be a good starting point. The developer needs to come back with an alternative plan.

4. Our request for removing the Shingle Springs Community Region Line (CRL) is proving to be a bit of a challenge, but it is possible. Supervisor Briggs stated that he has directed staff and County Counsel to research what it would take to remove the CRL (does it require an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for example) It shouldn't be too much longer until he will be able to report back to us with an update.

5. Our Community Identity is on track for becoming a reality, and we continue to work toward our identity of a peaceful country community with homes and ranches on acreage. We have obtained a copy of the 1977 Shingle Springs Area Plan which also states that Shingle Springs "is ideal for rural residential living." Supervisor Briggs supported our efforts to maintain this identity and the possibility of using an updated version of the 1977 Shingle Springs Area Plan as our new Community Plan. The 1977 Shingle Springs Area Plan is attached below for your reference.

We have done an excellent job of uniting as a community and voicing our concerns and goals to our Board of Supervisors. Stay the course and stay tuned. These processes do take time and we do not want to become complacent. Continue spreading the word with friends, family, and neighbors. We are making a difference!
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Lori Parlin,
Apr 4, 2013, 10:08 PM