County General Plan Update Meeting Today at 1:30 PM

The Board of Supervisors (BOS) are meeting on the General Plan Update (GPU) again today at the Courthouse.  Today they are finishing up Chapters 4 and 9 and beginning work on Chapters 2 and 3.  From their web site…

“Continued Board Review of the Planning Commission Approved Draft General Plan.  In particular, review the outstanding issues for Chapter 4, Land Use (the TL – Tribal Lands land use designation), Chapter 9, the Economic Development Element, and Chapters 2 & 3 (Public Guide and Governance Policy).”

Check out this link for this quote and printable Agendas and public comments.

As usual I am very wary of this particular BOS.  The standard talking points for defenders of the BOS is although they might have flubbed the Guiding Principles of the GPU (actually they don’t say that, but I’m trying to be fair) there is a unanimity in the content of the GPU.  While this is technically true, Supervisor Mark Lovelace does often vote with Louis’ Four (the four Supervisor’s Louis DeMartin said people of like mind voted for), the process is highly slanted toward private concerns and away from public planning and long-term sustainability/healthy economy issues.

For those that don’t know, the Courthouse is that monstrosity in the middle of town (Eureka) on 5th and I that also holds the jail.  You can’t miss it.

Elections have consequences, so come enjoy watching another day of those consequences.

Also, speaking of elections, TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE for this November’s election.  (This only pertains to people who have moved since the last election.)  Call the election office 707 445-7678 if you have any questions.

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2 thoughts on “County General Plan Update Meeting Today at 1:30 PM

  1. democratic Jon says:

    Thanks Julie. Most people wont and I don’t expect them too. This is again why I placed so much importance on the Guiding Principles. That is just bite size enough that the public could have had a say.

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