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General Plan working groups are ready to present their draft goals and policies to the full public. Five working groups, representing the five districts within the county, have been working together and separately to identify goals and policies for an updated Plumas County General Plan. They are now ready for your feedback.
What do they mean by "policy"?
An example would be, "How is the county going to address its land use map?" says Coleen Shade of Design Workshop, the consultants hired by the county to shepherd the General Plan process.
The county maps certain land as "agricultural." What additional uses, like farm stays, could there be for ag land? Policies aim to answer those types of questions.
What have emerged as the most important policy issues?
For all districts, the most important issues, says Shade, are:
- Water and water quality
- Economic development and sustainability
- Land use: density; other permissible uses of agricultural and timber lands
- Public health and safety, particularly fire safe communities
After introductory material, the upcoming public workshops will focus on these issues.
The working groups will reconvene to go over the public input from the workshops. They will then begin work on land use maps. Another round of workshops is likely after the first of the year.
How do I learn more?
The Plumas County Planning Department maintains a section on its website with General Plan information. Click here to view the County's General Plan information.
General Plan public workshops
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