Next Wed, June 29th, 1:00 pm, is a joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Planning Department, a continuation of the May mtg for the purpose of reviewing the “Implementation Plan” portion of the General Plan. The agenda is attached – and pasted in below.
Hopefully, the agenda topic that over 100 of us watched be painfully delayed two hours in the May mtg won’t be delayed this time. You may want to give it another try.
At this meeting, the Citizen Action Group to Preserve Freedom in Amador County will once again request changes to the General Plan, specifically to the “Implementation Plan” and the related policies it invokes (which, by the way, comprise most of the policies in the General Plan).
As you know, this Citizen Action Group is comprised of members of the Amador Citizens for Responsible Government, the Amador Business Council and The Mother Lode Tea Party. Next week, in advance of the meeting, the Group will provide each relevant County official with a letter containing the requested changes.
Why are we trying again?
- While the Implementation Plan as well as the entire General Plan draft represents many hours of work by well-intentioned people, it nevertheless describes a shift from government by the people, for the people, etc., to a government with increasing control of the people.
- Additionally, the letter is proposed out of a…
- Deep and sincere desire to preserve our current rural culture which, more than anything else, is characterized by individual responsibility, initiative and freedom.
- Genuine concern that proposed fiscal commitments will drive the County into increasing debt and, most important, a continued loss of jobs.
- Perceived avoidance of cost estimates and revenue sources for the new activities the County is asked to undertake.
- Need for citizens to estimate valuation impacts, favorable and unfavorable, on their properties for each new program, e.g., projected cost to house if we do X?
- Need for merchants and other businesses to assess the impact of each new program on their operations.
AND, BECAUSE IT AFFECTS EVERYONE OF US.
AMADOR COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Board Members: Planning Commissioners:
John Plasse, Chairman District I Ray Lindstrom, Chairman, District I
Richard M. Forster, District II Dave Wardall, District II
Theodore F. Novelli, District III Denise Tober, District III
Louis D. Boitano, District IV Andy Byrne, District IV
Brian Oneto, District V Ray Ryan, District V
JOINT PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DATE: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 (Continued from May 25-26, 2011)
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Board of Supervisors Chambers
County Administration Center, 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Approval of Agenda
C. Minutes: May 25-26, 2011.
D. Correspondence: Pertaining to agenda items, if any.
E. Public Matters Not on the Agenda: Discussion items only, no action may be taken. Any
person may address the Commission on any subject within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
Item 1: Continued – Review of the Preliminary Draft General Plan, Glossary, and