The General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA/ZOU) was a long process started in 2011 and approved on December 15, 2015, by a 4-1 vote of the Board of Supervisors. The project’s process is highlighted here, starting with the most recent events.
Rural Communities United (RCU) Press Release, January 14, 2016:
Legal action to overturn TGPA/ZOU approval- Petition for Writ of Mandate filed January 13, 2016 by attorney Tom Infusino:
Over two dozen statements were made at the November 10, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting to explain the many flaws and lack of transparency in the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA/ZOU). Click here to view the testimony.
Rural Communities United (RCU) Press Release, September 10, 2015:
“Getting a fair hearing is critical when the issue is as important as the county general plan; considered the land use constitution of the County. Getting a fair hearing is complicated by the complexity of the changes to the Zoning Ordinance. RCU members will not have a meaningful opportunity to be heard in the absence of an appeal hearing.”
The Board of Supervisors denied the Appeal, so the update went before the Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2015 under the standard hearing process of review, meaning 3-minute increments for public comment following hours of persuasive dialogue by County staff.
CHECK YOUR PARCEL NUMBERS TO CONFIRM IF YOU ARE IMPACTED BY THE ZONING CHANGES – 37,000 of you are. Link: http://gem.edcgov.us/zoning_luppu/
Community groups unite for presentation April 29, 2015 in Cameron Park:
“El Dorado County General Plan Facts & Fiction:”
March 2014 Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) released, showing the proposed changes to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.
More information is available on the County’s website: