San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County Supervisors voted to apply for a land-use and mobility planning grant for the Copperopolis region.
The county is requesting $200K from the Caltrans Community Based Transportation Grant program. The grant would help create a mobility plan designed to reduce vehicle traffic and create a “walkable community.”
At the Supervisors meeting a handful of people came up to speak in opposition arguing that it could threaten property rights. Some also said it is tied to the United Nations “Agenda 21,” which promotes the idea of “sustainable communities” and environmental causes. One specific group that came out in opposition was the Calaveras Taxpayers Association.
The Supervisors vote to request the grant was 5-0. Supervisor Tom Tryon, whose district now covers Copperopolis, likened the planning to what was carried out over the past several decades in Murphys.
If Calaveras County is selected to receive funding, the county would have to come up with a 10 percent match. The match could be in staff time and not necessarily a hard dollar amount. The Copperopolis region has long been considered an area prime for growth with the Town Square, Lake Tulloch, Saddle Creek Resort and other attractions.