Zoning public comments deadline July 27

Post date: Jul 26, 2012 3:54:13 AM

Hi Everyone,

At the end of this post you will find a sample email to use to submit public comments to the Board. The deadline is this Friday, July 27. Simply add, delete, or modify it as you see fit. Be sure to put your name and city at the end. Then email to shawna.purvines@edcgov.us

You can also email it to each of the Supervisors if you'd like at: bosone@edcgov.us, bostwo@edcgov.us, bosthree@edcgov.us, bosfour@edcgov.us, bosfive@edcgov.us

Please forward to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. Thank you for your support.


To: Shawna Purvines, Senior Planner

Zoning Ordinance Workshops July 16 - July 20, 2012

Public Comments and Recommendations

17.10.020 D Where an inconsistency exists between General Plan and zoning designation for a lot, the General Plan designation shall govern.

Many existing land uses in the Community Regions are not compatible with high density development, yet the Community Regions are intended for the highest intensity of self-sustaining compact urban-type development or suburban type development within the county. Residents typically choose the location of their home based on the zoning of the properties adjacent to and surrounding their own property. Residents should not have to be concerned that the properties in their neighborhood will be rezoned for high density development simply because their neighborhood was placed in a Community Region by the General Plan.


1. I/We request that the term 'Community Region' be changed to 'High Density Area' because it more accurately describes what type of development the County plans for that area.

2. I/We request that when there is an inconsistency between the General Plan and zoning designation for a lot, the zoning designation shall govern. This request follows the concern that the current Community Region boundaries give the County too much discretionary authority to change the land use designation within Community Region boundaries.

3. I/We request that the residents of Shingle Springs be given the opportunity to create their own comprehensive plan for the future of Shingle Springs, much like the Meyers Community Plan.

4. I/We request that the County use zoning and land use designations as stepped buffers. For example, if a neighborhood is low density, then next to it should be medium density residential, followed by high density residential, followed by commercial professional offices, then retail, and then industrial.

17.51.050 Public Notice Notice of public hearings or staff-level review with notice procedures shall be provided as set forth in California Government Code Section 65090 et seq., except that notice shall be provided to owners of real property, as shown on the latest equalized assessment roll, within 500 feet of the real property that is the subject of the public hearing or staff-level review.


I/We request that to ensure transparency in zoning changes, signs also be used as part of the public notice process, like Placerville and Sacramento County does.

Thank you,