Initiative Filed to Amend Community Region Lines in El Dorado County
In response to repeated requests by the public to the Board of Supervisors to amend Community Region Lines in the county, the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA) has filed an initiative that will assist the Board in amending those lines throughout El Dorado County. This initiative was referred to in the SSCA presentation to the Board of Supervisors on January 14, 2014.
Community Region Lines are urban limit lines that make the area within the line a target for high-density development. The Community Region Line (CRL) Initiative removes the Community Region Lines from Camino, Pollock Pines, Cedar Grove, Shingle Springs, and parts of Green Valley Road, so that those areas are not a target for high density development. The Board has indicated in public meetings that it agrees that the lines should be amended, but that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process is lengthy and expensive. The initiative process will save the county from the cost and delays of an EIR.
SSCA anticipates working with community groups throughout the county to gather the signatures required to put the initiative on the ballot.
Detailed information will be available soon on the SSCA website at http://www.shinglespringscommunityalliance.com/
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE PETITION
Notice is hereby given by the persons whose names appear hereon of their intention to circulate the petition within the County of E1 Dorado for the purpose ofamending the El Dorado County General Plan to change the Cornmtlnity Region designations for the cornrnuriities of Polock Pines, Camino, Cedar Grove, Shingle Springs and the Green Valley Road corridor area of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park. The preparation of a ballot title and surrimary by the County Counsei is hereby requested. A statement ofthe reasons of the proposed action as contemplated in the petition is as follows:
The 2004 Ei Dot-ado County General Plan land use element classiﬁes all areas oi the county as "Community Regions,‘ "Rural Centers.’ or "Rural Regions.‘ 1'he Community Region classiﬁcation applies generally to the communities located along the Highway 50 corridor, without taking into account the differences in the established land use pattiem or character of each community. The Community Region classiﬁcation encourages future General Plan amendments for deveiopmentof “high intensity compact urban and suburban type development" wt-iere appropriate water, sewer, road and other infrastructure exists or can be developed to support it. regardless of whether it is consistent with existing community character or underlying land use designations for medium or low density residential use. Taken together, the Community Region classiﬁcation of communities along Highway 50 is a formula for a continuous wall of sprawl endemic to most urban areas in Caliiomia. It is not consistent with the individualized rural communities that El Dorado County residents treasure.
The communities of Poliock Pines, Camino, Cedar Grove, Shingle Springs and the Green Valley Corridor areas of El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park have established rural commercial, residential, agricultural and recreational character that are not compatible with new ‘high intensity urban and suburban type development’ projects. The residents of these communities have repeatedly requested that the El Dorado County Board oi Supervisors amend the General Plan to make appropriate reclassiﬁcations of their communities to remove the incentive for incompatible urban development. For over 5 years County staff and the Board have repeatedly ignored or continually deferred and delayed aiding on these requests. Therefore, the citizens of El Dorado County living in and around these communities have taken it upon themselves to put foniirard this initiative to preserve, protect and defend the rural character and quality of me of their communities.
The 2004 El Dorado County General Plan is hereby amended as follows: (deletions are shomm as strikeouts, additions are shown as Policy 126.96.36.199 The Communities within the County are identiﬁed as: mm El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, El Dorado, Diamond Springs, and the City of Placenrille and immediate surroundings.
Policy 2.1 .2.i The Rural Centers within the County are identified as: Camino, Cedar Gig, Coloma, Cool, Fairpiay, Garden Valley, Greenwood, Georgetown, Grey’: Corner, Grizzly Flat, Keiseyg Kyburz. Latrobe, Little Norway, Lotus, Mosquito, Mount Ralston, Mt. Aukum, Nashville, Oak Hill, Phillips, Pilot Hm, Pleasant Valley, Pollogk Pings, Quintette, Rescue, Somerset. §h'n_qle Springs, Strawberry. and Chrome Ridge. The Rural Center bOlJl"KI|ﬂl"l95 f_Q[_Q_amino. Cedar Groye. Pollock Pines and Shinqle Sg[igg§_§i1all consist of those areas with land use desionations of Mufti-Familvjesidentiai. ijgh Densihrﬁesidennai. Commercia|_Q[_ lndugrial as shown on the 2004 Ge_neral Pianiagd Use Mao. L_U-1 as of October 1. 201;}. Areas contiguous to those communities with Medium Density Residential land use designations shall be classiﬁed with tig Pialted Lands overlay designation Pi_—MDR omsistent with Policy 188.8.131.52. The residential commurfiiea of Si\r_ Park Hills and Sierra Soririsw with HiqilDe|'isit\r Residential land use desiqnations and the areas contiguous to those communities with Medium Density Residential land use designations shall be classiﬁed with the Platted Lands overlay designations of PL-HDR and PL-MDR. respectively. consistent with Policy 184.108.40.206. The areas of the El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park Community Regions within one mile of Green Valley Road with a Low Density Residential land use desiqnation as shown on the 2004 General Plan Land Use Mag. LU-1 as of October 1. 2013. shall be classiﬁed with the Platted Lands overlay desiqnation PL-LDR consistent with Policy 220.127.116.11. and removed from the Community Reqion desiqnated area.
The General Plan Land Use Classiﬁcations amended by this initiative measure shall not be further amended except by a vote of the citizens of El Dorado County in a duly qualiﬁed ballot measure. The policies adopted in this measure shall take precedence over any other conﬂicting policies in the 2004 General Plan.
This measure shall take eﬁect upon certiﬁcation of election results.
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Cedar Grove, CA 95709
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Pollock Pines, CA 95726