Communities Get Green Light On Plans
San Andreas, CA — The verdict is in on whether community plans will be included as part of Calaveras County´s General Plan Update. The answer is – sort of.
The Board of Supervisors held a special meeting at the San Andreas Town Hall Tuesday at which nearly 100 residents attended.
The board said it would allow the community plans to go forward along with the General Plan but the county wouldn´t be able to help financially – at least not for now.
Currently, the county doesn´t have the funding or a staff person to devote to the individual plans. That may change with a recent grant prospect and after final budget hearings in September.
So in the meantime, the board offered some other county services, such as GIS mapping, to assist in the initial work of creating the plans.
The board also cautioned residents that the General Plan will remain top priority and if these community plans take too long for that process, they will be dropped.
The idea is to do all the plans at once under one Environmental Impact Report.
Those plans going forward are in Valley Springs, San Andreas, and the West Point area. Additionally, the Copperopolis Community Plan, which is pretty much complete, will move forward.
Written by Vanessa Turner.