General Plan workshop today

By From page A1 | July 28, 2014

El Dorado County Supervisors have scheduled a special public workshop for Monday, July 28 at 9 a.m. in the board chambers. The agenda focuses on a variety of issues in the General Plan relative to preservation and management of the biological components of the county’s natural resources. Topics include oak woodlands, special flora and fauna, measures to mitigate for the loss of resources and habitat as a result of specific or general development and land use.

The Dudek consulting group will present most of the material along with suggested options for the board to consider regarding possible amendments to the general plan.

A press release stated, “In order to address the county’s need for a clear, feasible and reasonable approach to managing biological resource impacts, the goal under each of the four options is to develop:

• Policies that are self-implementing and do not need further clarification, interpretation or policy determination
• Policies that clearly define what resources are covered and the types of development activities affected by the policies
• Mitigation options that are clearly defined
• Policies that comply with state law and are defensible and effective.”

“The current project is a newer and broader approach to the county’s Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, which has been in development for the past several years, according to staff documents,” the release stated.

Monday’s workshop will include formal presentations by consultants and staff. The board will also be asking for public input and comments regarding policy options for future land use and resource management.

Chris Daley

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