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Initiative filed 1/14/14

posted Jan 15, 2014, 8:42 AM by Green Valley Alliance   [ updated Jan 17, 2014, 8:43 AM ]
A 'Notice of Intention to Circulate Petition' has been filed with the county elections department and after the 15-day county counsel review period, an effort to gather signatures may begin.  The initiative proposed should protect existing open space and retain lower housing densities. 

More details to follow, but here is a link to the filed notice:  'Fix Traffic/Keep us Rural'

Policy text:

FIX HIGHWAY 50 TRAFFIC FIRST.  Policy TC-Xc. If CalTrans determines that traffic on any Highway 50 road segment west of the City of Placerville has reached, or is forecast to reach, Level of Service F (LOS F = stop-and-go, gridlock) during weekday, peak-hour commute periods, then the County shall not approve single-family detached housing subdivisions of 5 or more parcels until cumulative Highway 50 traffic levels are improved and stay below LOS F.


KEEP US RURAL.   Policy  Lands designated in the General Plan on the effective date of this measure as: (1) open space, agricultural lands or natural resource shall remain in these land use categories, and (2) low density residential, medium density residential or rural residential housing shall not be rezoned to higher densities. Land use designation and zoning changes may be allowed in these categories (1, 2) for non-residential (economic development) projects or agricultural purposes if compatible with surrounding land uses.