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Modified Moratorium In Effect For Calaveras

San Andreas, CA — A moratorium of sorts has been implemented in Calaveras County to allow its outdated General Plan policy to catch up.

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors met Monday and heard from more than 30 people on why it should and shouldn´t adopt a slow down on development.

The result was a 45-day moratorium, effective immediately, on general plan and zoning amendments. The ban may be extended at the end of 45 days.

Exceptions could be made for affordable housing and agricultural preserves, among other circumstances.

Also, there are 150 applications pending at the county, which were given 45 days to be deemed complete and therefore exempt from the new ordinance.

Additionally on Monday, the board approved a work plan and schedule for the General Plan update process, which should take two years.

Written by Vanessa Turner.