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Preliminary Draft Of Granite Bay Community Plan Available For Review

October 25, 2011

A preliminary draft of the updated Granite Bay Community Plan is available for public review and will be discussed at a meeting of the Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

The public will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary draft plan at the meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Eureka Union School District offices, 5455 Eureka Road, in Granite Bay.

The public also may submit written comments to the Placer County Planning Services Division. Comments may be e-mailed to Project Planner Christopher Schmidt at crschmid@placer.ca.gov or mailed to the Planning Services Division, Placer County Community Development Resource Center, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603.

The preliminary draft plan is available for public review at the Granite Bay Public Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd., and at the Community Development Resource Center in Auburn. Online, the plan is available on the Placer County website. Go to the county home page at www.placer.ca.gov and use the pull-down list of departments in the upper right corner of the page to locate the Planning Services Division. Once the division’s home page appears, hit the “Granite Bay Community Plan Review” link on the left side of the page.

CD copies of the preliminary draft may be obtained by contacting Project Planner Schmidt at 530-745-3076 or sending him an e-mail at crschmid@placer.ca.gov.

“The update process has been a great example of local government in action,” said Supervisor Kirk Uhler, Granite Bay’s representative on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. “Hundreds of people have participated, and a core group of 23 people have been involved every step of the way. The process has not been easy or free of controversy, but it has been productive.”

In August 2008, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to review the then 19-year-old community plan to see if modifications were needed in the planning goals, policies and land-use designations.

Last year, a subcommittee of the Granite Bay MAC was formed to work with county staff on the community plan update. To date, the subcommittee has met 17 times.

The updated community plan will not contain land-use changes, but will include goals, policies and regulations related to development in Granite Bay over the next 25 to 30 years.

“I encourage residents to take a look at the preliminary draft and attend the Nov. 2 MAC meeting,” Supervisor Uhler said. “Though the plan proposes no land use changes, its policy changes will help shape the future of our community. We all have a big stake in preserving Granite Bay as one the finest communities in the Sacramento region.”

Both the Granite Bay MAC and Planning Commission will formally review the draft plan and send their recommendations to the Board of Supervisors before it takes final action.

For more information, contact Schmidt at 530-745-3076 or send him an e-mail at crschmid@placer.ca.gov.

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