Calaveras General Plan Update; Driven by Grassroots or Outsiders?

Agenda-21-CoverAccording to the Staff Report for General Plan Land Use Map, Draft #2, the underlying philosophy governing land uses for Calaveras County is to direct new development toward already developed communities and retain resource lands in viable parcel configurations for agricultural, mining, and forestry uses.
“State law requires that zoning be consistent with general plan land uses. Zoning adjustments will be made after adoption of the general plan.”
It seems that County planners would like us believe the underlying principles of General Plan Updates are based on input received from the public. But is there really more to the story? Where do these ideas come from? Just who determined the underlying principles governing proposed General Plans?! How has this kind of planning philosophy been funded?
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