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Please Attend 8/27/15 hearing! Final EIR for TGPA/ZOU

posted Aug 22, 2015, 6:56 AM by Green Valley Alliance   [ updated Aug 22, 2015, 7:00 AM ]
The Final EIR for the General Plan and Zoning update is here - and the proposed changes will impact you in some way - please attend this hearing if you are able! 

If you read the Draft EIR and made comments, the responses are now available under the FEIR, here:

If you haven't waded through the documents yourself, we have a few summary points for you as to why this FEIR must be rejected-
  • in spite of harshly constructive criticism by Caltrans engineers of the County's traffic modeling, our County is forging ahead in order to allow more development.
  • in spite of significant concern over county-wide rezoning (33% of the County's parcels affected..) deaf ears are turned to the positive alternatives offered by County residents
  • open space, treasured in the County's more developed areas like EDH, will be reduced, and high density development potential increased
  • home businesses are great, but not as proposed- with reduced noise and visual protections, quiet residential neighborhood character will be destroyed  
  • if your lawn is already dead from water conservation efforts, or you are weary of the levels of commute traffic, you will want to know the impact of this project - the Final EIR identifies 38 significant and unavoidable impacts in water supply, air quality, aesthetics, biological resources, agricultural resources, cultural resources, noise, population & housing, land use planning, transportation & traffic, and cumulative impacts - nearly every CEQA review category.
On Thursday, staff will ask the Planning Commission for an approval recommendation to certify the EIR and adopt overriding considerations for not one, but all 38 of the significant and unavoidable impacts these changes will cause. Throughout this process, citizens have provided feedback, asked questions, and volunteered countless hours. The Final EIR is now released, and the responses are generally non-responsive to our suggested alternatives and concerns. 

Do not let County officials sacrifice your quality of life to further excessive development. They need to hear from you, not just the Development community.

Please attend this hearing if you are able:
Thursday, Aug 27th, 8:30am in the Board of Supervisors hearing room, 330 Fair Lane, Bldg A, Placerville.