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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/17/2018 11:58 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/18/2018 02:01 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM
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Open Letter From Mike Fullaway to City of Angels Camp on Problems with Rezoning for Potential Tractor Supply Location

Angels Camp, CA...Calaveras & Sonora Lumber owner Mike Fullaway has submitted an open letter to the City of Angels Camp on potential rezoning problems. The summary is as follows and the complete letter follows the summary. "This zoning ordinance appears to be a back-door way of permitting retail uses in districts that were not intended to accommodate retail, but were intended for light industrial and office uses that support good-paying jobs. To do this under the guise of passing a zoning ordinance consistent with the General Plan is disingenuous and misleading. I am requesting a postponement on any rezoning decision until the City Attorney reviews these facts and makes a determination whether this ordinance is subject to CEQA.




Diane and I have served this community for years, and we believe that development can occur responsibly and in a way that fits with the character of our town. We are speaking out because we care about the future of Angels Camp.

Thank you for your consideration

Yours truly,

Mike Fullaway




Below is the entire letter with images...

Date: April 17, 2018

To: City of Angels Camp, City Council
City of Angels Camp, City Attorney
City of Angels Camp, Planning Department

From: Mike Fullaway

Re: Ordinance 481: Rezoning 30 Parcels to Business Attraction and Expansion (BAE)
Request Review Whether Rezoning Ordinance is Subject to CEQA



Summary Request
This is a letter requesting the City Attorney to review Ordinance 481 and determine whether it is subject to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). There is evidence to suggest that the zoning ordinance for Business Attraction and Expansion (BAE) is more expansive than the uses outlined for Business Attraction and Expansion in the Angels Camp General Plan 2020. This represents a departure from the analysis conducted in the EIR completed for the General Plan 2020, and as such, this rezoning may warrant a separate study under CEQA.

The following analysis was based on a review of Ordinance 481, the City’s General Plan 2020, the General Plan EIR, the General Plan Land Use Map, and the City’s zoning ordinance. I am requesting that the City Attorney review this and provide guidance to the City Council. I also formally request that the City Council postpone decision and not waive the second reading of Ordinance 481 tonight as proposed by staff.

Background
According to California Government Code Section 65860, all California cities must define their development policies, objectives, and standards in a general plan. The General Plan is the blueprint for a city’s development, and the Supreme Court has held that the general plan is “the constitution for all future development” (Lesher Communications, Inc. v. City of Walnut Creek). Other land use documents, including zoning ordinances, are subordinate to the general plan. Therefore, if a zoning ordinance is not consistent with the general plan, the general plan controls and the zoning ordinance is “invalid at the time it is passed.”

Angels Camp General Plan: Business Attraction & Expansion (BAE) Purpose and Intent
In 2009, the City published the Angels Camp 2020 General Plan. There are two sections of the General Plan that allude to the goals of the Business Attraction & Expansion (BAE) land use category: the Economic Development chapter and the Land Use chapter.

According to Chapter 10 of the General Plan, Economic Development, the concept for the BAE district originated from a desire to “develop jobs with a median wage.” A series of studies was conducted by Applied Development Economics beginning in the 1990s through the early 2000s, and these studies formed the basis of the types of uses intended for BAE. Tables 10-2 to 10-3 on the following pages, taken directly from the General Plan, highlight the target industries recommended for Business Attraction and Expansion.




Angels Camp General Plan: Business Attraction & Expansion (BAE) Purpose and Intent (continued)
The General Plan’s Land Use Element extends the target industries and assigns a land use designation intended to provide an area within the City to support these proposed sectors. According to the Land Use Element, the purpose and intent of BAE is:

• To provide for a mixture of light industrial land uses with light commercial land uses servicing employees (e.g. small-scale food service, day-care). This designation encourages light manufacturing, processing, assembly, wholesale businesses and research and development activities in a campus-like business setting (e.g. extensive landscaping, integrated architectural design).

• Under special circumstances, Business Attraction and Expansion areas designed to accommodate high tech or similar developments that do not generate noise, fumes, or other deterrents to residential development, may incorporate High Density Residential Development offering live-work opportunities for employees.

Nowhere in the General Plan does Business Attraction & Expansion describe an intent to accommodate retail. The only reference to commercial include “light commercial land uses”, and the examples include small-scale food service and day care. Neither of these examples conjure retail establishments selling apparel, home goods, or grocery stores. In fact, the General Plan clearly targets retail in historic commercial, community commercial, and shopping commercial districts. Business Attraction & Expansion appears to be geared for office, light manufacturing, light commercial, and attendant uses.



Inconsistency Between BAE General Plan and Zoning
Ordinance 481 seeks to update the City’s zoning, so that zoning is consistent with the General Plan. A comparison of the land areas designated for BAE in the General Plan and the proposed zoning ordinance shows the areas are virtually identical, with a few minor exceptions. However, the types of uses permitted under the BAE zoning text significantly exceed the intent of the uses described in the General Plan.

The table below summarizes Title 17.34.808 of the City’s municipal code, which governs Zoning. The table shows uses that are permitted, conditionally permitted, subject to site plan review, and not permitted in areas zoned for Business Attraction and Expansion.

Summary of Allowable Uses in BAE Zoned Areas

Here are some salient points to note:
• Light industrial businesses, which often pay decent wages, are generally not permitted as-of-right in the BAE zoning. Corp yards are the only industrial use permitted as-of-right. Most light industrial are allowed only by a conditional use permit, and many light industrial uses are not permitted at all. This runs counter to the purpose established in the general plan to “provide for a mixture of light industrial land uses” in BAE. This also runs counter to the Economic Development section of the General Plan, which suggests the creation of this district is mainly to support jobs that pay living wages.

• In contrast, multiple categories of retail are permitted as-of-right, with only a few retail types requiring a conditional use permit or site plan approval. Shockingly, shopping centers are allowed as-of-right in BAE zoned districts, in direct contrast to the General Plan, which makes no mention of large-format retail in BAE districts.

Lack of Sufficient Analysis in Final EIR on Retail Impacts within BAE Land Use Designation
The staff report issued by the Planning Department to the City Council dated April 17, 2018 suggests the proposed ordinance is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for two reasons:

(1) The ordinance is not expected to have a significant effect on the environment, and

(2) The General Plan Land Use designation was certified by an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which already studied the impacts of BAE. Because the proposed ordinance is bringing the zoning districts into compliance with the adopted general plan land use designation, the provisions of the rezoning should have already been covered by the certified EIR and does not warrant further study.

On both points, I believe the assertions are inaccurate. In reviewing the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Angels Camp 2020 General Plan and its appendices, there was no traffic study included in the documentation. However, mitigation measures related to circulation are described in Appendix C of the General Plan. There is only one to mitigation measures related to land use impacts associated with Business Attraction and Expansion in Appendix 3D (see Measure L-3), which applies to the following BAE Service Roads (Murphys Grade, North State Route 4 Bypass, China Gulch, North Main Street). There is no mention of BAE-related traffic impacts on Highway 49 north of State Route 4, which if retail had been envisioned, would have been addressed in the EIR. Moreover, the table below highlights the planned traffic signals the City had identified, and there is no reference to potential traffic impacts of BAE zoned areas on Highway 49 north of State Route 4.

If the EIR had envisioned that retail would have been permitted as-of-right in BAE land use designations, I believe there would have been significantly more circulation impacts and mitigation measures identified for BAE districts, particularly for those directly adjacent to Highway 49. Anyone who has attempted a left turn onto Highway 49 within the City limits knows the challenges. Retail is synonymous with significantly more traffic impacts, and given the lack of mitigation measures near BAE zones, I doubt the EIR studied retail impacts in BAE.

If this is true, then the certified EIR does not “cover” this proposed zoning ordinance, and the full impacts of this proposed ordinance need to be analyzed under CEQA, and considered with respect to the guidelines of the General Plan. In fact, if retail were to be allowed as-of-right on Highway 49, there would most definitely be significant effects on the environment, as seen in recent development proposals near Dogtown Road.


Summary
This zoning ordinance appears to be a back-door way of permitting retail uses in districts that were not intended to accommodate retail, but were intended for light industrial and office uses that support good-paying jobs. To do this under the guise of passing a zoning ordinance consistent with the General Plan is disingenuous and misleading. I am requesting a postponement on any rezoning decision until the City Attorney reviews these facts and makes a determination whether this ordinance is subject to CEQA.

Diane and I have served this community for years, and we believe that development can occur responsibly and in a way that fits with the character of our town. We are speaking out because we care about the future of Angels Camp.

Thank you for your consideration


Yours truly,

Mike Fullaway


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:02:51   By: Anonymous
 
We don't need tractor supply!! Al it will do is damage local businesses and move some sales tax revenue within city limits instead of the county.

This will be a net loss on all levels.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:13:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Haha. Fullaway says we need good high paying jobs not more retail. What exactly is Calaveras Lumber if not retail? Does he pay his employees well?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:19:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Better than Tractor Supply

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 15:38:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Tractor Supply would be a great addition. Currently many of us go to Sonora or Jackson. Just bought a log splitter from them about 2 weeks ago.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-04-17 16:17:22   By: Anonymous
           
          I like tractor supply as well. Just think having them here would cost us more than we gain

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            Fear the competition
            Posted on: 2018-04-17 17:01:02   By: Anonymous
             
            Calaveras Lumber is showing obvious signs of fear they may get some stiff competition. I hope they do. How could competition be bad for the consumers of Calaavera Co.? Its only going to hurt the cry baby scared owner of Calaveras Blunder.

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              Re: Fear the competition
              Posted on: 2018-04-17 17:05:28   By: Anonymous
               
              The cowboys and the "Good Ol Boys" will ride their horse to town and protest at City Hall, chanting

              " We don't need no tractors"

              We's got horses"

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                Re: Fear the competition
                Posted on: 2018-04-18 07:27:32   By: Anonymous
                 
                Stupid flatlander. Moving to the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills, then demanding all the blight you had back where you came from.

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              Re: Fear the competition
              Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:41:34   By: Anonymous
               
              I’m thinking also of Spence Ranch & Feed. I like Tractor Supply but this would change the character of the area, at least of Angels Camp. Guess it comes down to you wanting it to look like Martell or not.

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      Re: pay
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:11:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Calaveras Lumber has several employees that have worked 20+ years. Why don't you ask them?
      Yes, that specific area was not zoned for retail, so no more retail needs to be in that location. He was not talking about retail in general.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:29:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Next Lowe's or Home Depot. Where will they go in?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 15:41:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Personally I like Home Depot, but I would be delighted for either one of those. Getting tired of traveling to the Valley


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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:12:01   By: Anonymous
           
          What do they have you can't get locally or delivered?

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-04-17 19:02:29   By: Anonymous
             
            Well, for starters a showroom where you can actually view possibilities.


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              Re:
              Posted on: 2018-04-17 20:56:49   By: Anonymous
               
              Grocery Outlet is next. Please enjoy shopping at these places and don't bother stepping foot in Spence's, Turner's, Cal Lumber or Swendmans

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2018-04-17 21:16:48   By: Anonymous
                 
                I loved Swendamens when grandpa was alive. I remember I needed a plumbing piece and he sold it to me at 10:15pm one night. That was storybook small town

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-04-18 10:13:36   By: Anonymous
         
        On the north side of highway 49, west of CVS. Along with half a dozen national brand box stores in the next 5-10 years.

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-04-18 09:12:00   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2018-04-18 10:32:33
      Profanity

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    Get over it
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:07:55   By: Anonymous
     
    I live in Angels Camp and I look forward to Tractor Supply. It's so funny listening to the hypocrites. They say, we don't want taxes. We don't want cannabis. We don't want big box stores. Ace Hardware probably made more money off cannabis Growers than anybody in the county.

    Now the legit company that wants to invest in our community and provide jobs and taxes is getting pushback from the same people. Get over it!

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      Re: Get over it
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:20:13   By: Anonymous
       
      This is just another chain store that extracts as much as it can from a community and ships it elsewhere.

      It goes deeper than just money though. CVS, Rite Aid etc. erode the core uniqueness of a community. Most of the US is now a chain store hell. Cookie cutter towns with the only real difference is the location.

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      Re: Get over it
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:25:41   By: Anonymous
       
      It has been planned to have all the growth there. There is noting to get over. Get over yourself!

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        Re: Get over it
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:36:44   By: Anonymous
         
        But why swap local businesses for a chain store with no real added jobs?

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      Re: Get over it
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:39:54   By: Anonymous
       
      You may live in Angels Camp but you certainly didn't grow up here or you would understand.

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        Re: Get over it
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:55:33   By: Anonymous
         
        I agree that the uniqueness of historic Calaveras should have always been preserved. But if you grew up in Angels Camp/Altaville you should have been active and fighting for it long ago when this growth plan was made. It is far to late to complain now.

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          Re: Get over it
          Posted on: 2018-04-18 09:56:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Well there is no reason to fight it back then. The reason to fight now is because THIS GOES AGAINST THE GENERAL PLAN. Read the plan.

          Don't tell me that Fullaway is out of line. He located his business in the proper zoning. Dollar General located their business in the proper zoning. Every one else is abiding by the rules. By allowing Tractor Supply to build in an area that is set for higher growth jobs, Angel's Camp is nullifying the validity of their general plan. They might as well allow cannabis grows and strip clubs, because apparently the rules mean nothing.

          I am fine with Angel's getting a Tractor Supply, but not in an area zoned for businesses that create living wage jobs (construction, professional services, etc.)!

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            Re: Get over it
            Posted on: 2018-04-18 15:00:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Funny, Calaveras Lumber was right across the highway from where Tractor Supply is proposed. That was before they moved further into the middle of town and built a much larger store.

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              Re: Get over it
              Posted on: 2018-04-19 08:29:48   By: Anonymous
               
              They sure are, and look at the General Plan Map at the top of the screen, they are in the proper zoning...Funny Right?

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      Re: Get over it
      Posted on: 2018-04-18 05:50:25   By: Anonymous
       
      The taxes are paid by you as the consumer. Any business in the city speaking against taxes is speaking for the consumer, not themselves. If it passes, it just raises the amount of taxes they collect from the consumer. It raises nothing for the business they just pay their sales tax as usual only it will be more because the consumer had to pay more.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:06:04   By: Anonymous
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:07:47   By: Anonymous
 
What about misc. little rubber-thingy's?

[Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:45:19   By: Anonymous
     
    Those are available online.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:59:31   By: Anonymous
       
      Oh.

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Come one come all
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:09:06   By: Anonymous
 
Angels got a dollar general. You can't selectively allow turd retailers. If you fools wanted small cottage industries you probably should have considered cannabis. Now instead of a service industry catering to a plant you get fake Chinese crap. And lots of it!
Enjoy the tax increases too!

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    Re: Come one come all
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:14:45   By: Anonymous
     
    All the city cares about it tax revenue and not what is actually best for the area.

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    Re: Come one come all
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:25:32   By: Anonymous
     
    What? Years, and I mean years ago, San Andreas pushed the large scale building and box store plan to Angels Camp. This growth was always planned for them and they agreed to it.

    I do not know where you came from, but how is it you still think you will be able to compete with the big business of Marijuana today? It is not going to happen.



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    Re: Come one come all
    Posted on: 2018-04-18 10:01:08   By: Anonymous
     
    P.S. The Dollar General is located in the proper zoning so fork off, TSC is trying to do set up shop in a zoning designation that is not compliant with the general plan.

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      Re: Come one come all
      Posted on: 2018-04-18 16:05:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Zoning is adjusted and changed all the time. The dollar store went in where a historic home burnt down. There are not other empty lots I can see in the center of town. However, there is empty land on the edge of town.

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      Re: Come one come all
      Posted on: 2018-04-18 16:29:46   By: Anonymous
       
      You potheads can not ever voice yourselves without getting vulgar. Your gluttonous usage has obviously shrunk your brains, that is, if you ever had one to begin with. You mental midgets are the cause of your own demise. You had no idea of how to run a business, nor did you seek the education to be able to legally run one. The big business that is taking over the Marijuana today is college educated and able to abide by the regulations set forth by our state and county governments. They will not be operating in neighborhoods. It is actually quite sad that you still can not see the big picture, and why you can not, and will not ever fit that model.

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        Re: Come one come all
        Posted on: 2018-04-19 08:37:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Here is a response free from vulgar. The tractor supply co. is attempting to do exactly what you say the potheads have done. They are taking local regulations, throwing them aside and attempting set up shop in an area designated for high paying jobs.

        P.S I am not a pothead, I am in professional services and believe that areas dedicated to living wage jobs should not be filled with jobs that require government welfare to supplement income in order for employees to support their families. I can't help but get upset when I see businesses come into our community disobeying the laws and stunting future growth.

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Every town America.
Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:51:13   By: Anonymous
 
They screwed themselves for tourist attraction when they allowed the strip malls, and then the dollar store. Many, many retired people I have talked to that have traveled through the U.S.A. recently say that every town looks the same now. Box stores, strip malls, many empty buildings. There is no way to go backwards now Angels Camp, your are just like every where else.

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    Re: Every town America.
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 12:59:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Tractor Supply would make it worse. All it would do is damage the locally owned businesses and survey after survey has shown that dollars spent at locally owned businesses are several times better for a local economy than those spent at a chain store

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      Re: Every town America.
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:12:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Tuck Fractor Supply

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      Re: Every town America.
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 13:58:11   By: Anonymous
       
      This would also start making our traffic like sonora

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:18:41   By: Anonymous
 
A lot of people are looking forward to Tractor Supply both within the city and the county. Why let those dollars Escape? Competition is good and benefits the consumer and city revenue. I guarantee the same local businesses complaining now will be the first to complain about a potential tax increase too. They are all the same businesses that were against cannabis. They don't want new industries oe businesses that bring in jobs and revenue (both very good things for the city). Shame on them.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:27:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Who is looking forward to tractor supply. There is already one in Amador and one in Sonora. Small communities are hard to keep alive and this will just hasten its decent into just another nameless suburb. Towns like Tracy, Turlock, and even Modesto used to have an actual identity and cohesion. Now they are just suburban sprawl. Just look at what Martell did to downtown Jackson?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 16:44:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Martell is not part of Jackson. Amador county gets the money look at why they built up Martell. Jackson town got zero its out of city limit. Those businesses get away from it by building out of a considered a city. Go back find the facts. It has happened in tri-county areas. Education on the past helps.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:11:02   By: Anonymous
         
        True but look at the result. Amador may have a net gain in sales tax revenue but it came at the cost of actually having a thriving downtown. Instead of a thriving tourism magnet in Jackson you get nothing. Only bight spot in the county is Sutter Creek.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 19:01:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Like AC is so lovely? The entire stretch on 49 from CVS to the high school through the old center might as well be a strip mall, save a couple of interesting downtown retailers. There is nothing that proclaims history or worth a visit anymore. Those who say otherwise are speaking from memory versus the tired, unremarkable facade the city now is. And allowing Dollar General has pretty much cemented the inevitable change to box stores and what as well might be the Central Valley.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 21:14:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Sad

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:19:06   By: Anonymous
 
BO HO you want it all just your business doing the selling that's why we have nothing up here people like you just for you and nothing new in town

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:36:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes. Sorry, Angels Camp is not unique, one of a kind, or sacred. It's depressed.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 14:38:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Frog Jump, great downtown, rich history. Supporting small business instead of chains helps that


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        Expensive Gas
        Posted on: 2018-04-17 15:18:00   By: Anonymous
         
        Why is gasoline much more in Angles Camp?
        In San Andreas, Jackson, Sonora gas is a lot less.
        What makes Angles Camp special?


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-18 16:56:02   By: Anonymous
     


    Boho - A style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-17 16:37:03   By: Anonymous
 
Sorry Mike. The Ace Hardware monopoly sucks. poor quality at high prices. Tractor supply isn't much better for hardware but will provide many items not available within the county. Maybe we should get a Harbor Freight, before Sonora and Jackson do?

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    Re: Agreed
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 17:12:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Way way too high of prices at Calaveras Lumber.It takes 3 weeks to get my chain saw repaired..Bringing in Tractor Supply will create competition which is fair.If you can handle competition so sad.Tractor Supply donated alot to Animal Services and helped us so much in the Butte Fire.Horse panels,hay,grain,water buckets,brushes,leashes...They have become a welcome part of our community.

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      Re: Agreed
      Posted on: 2018-04-17 18:16:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Profanity

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-17 17:29:05   By: Anonymous
     
    you should probably head that up! you seem like an extremely intelligent individual. cough! cough! This isn't about competition for Calaveras Lumber. This will have a far greater impact on business' like Spence feed and Swendeman's! However, that point isn't even being discussed in this letter. The point is the city has piss poor communication with this community. I hope Mike sells out, sells his commercial properties and leaves you all high and dry. bitchin' and moaning!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-18 09:33:09   By: Anonymous
 
The homgonnzation of America. You give money to a corporation and the don't keep that money in the community. What they do is provide a few low paying jobs, pay some local taxes and put local businesses out of business. Businesses like Spences Angels Food have weathered the lean times in this town and perserved, and no matter how bad the ecomomy got they gave to this community. I, for one will continue to shop at these establishments.

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Standing up for Angels Camp shouldn't be a crime.
Posted on: 2018-04-18 10:24:19   By: Anonymous
 
Talk to anyone who works at Tractor Supply? They can't get more than a few hours below 32 hours a week. Why? So the company doesn't have to give them benefits. They also sell a lot of low-quality products. Are underemployed and underpaid staffing that has to access state-funded medical programs, and disposable products your thing?

That aside, the letter is about ensuring the City of Angels Camp does its due diligence and sets a precedent for all future businesses that come into Angels Camp. We are going to grow, we can't and shouldn't stop that. However, we can and should be active participants in how we grow. We need to ensure we grow in the right ways that benefit our citizens and our current local businesses. Competition is not a problem, the problem is city officials who push projects through behind closed doors before citizens can say anything.

I am glad someone is speaking up and asking that things be looked at and made to be done right.

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Sierra Sentinel's FAKE "letter to the editor"
Posted on: 2018-04-18 11:19:15   By: Anonymous
 
Anyone see the post on: http://www.sierrasentinel.com/2018/04/letter-to-editor-calaveras-lumber-wants.html

They are picking and choosing who's comments get to be seen, and all the comments are negative against the Fullaways. I posted a comment, the same that I posted on here earlier, and it said it was being sent to a moderator. Guess they aren't interested in what the citizens of Angels Camp really think. The owner of that "news" source stands to make millions off of the Tractor Supply deal. No wonder she is trying to muster up people to go against the Fullaways.

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    Re: Sierra Sentinel's FAKE "letter to the editor"
    Posted on: 2018-04-18 23:46:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Sierra Sentinels a piece of trash paper

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tribe
Posted on: 2018-04-18 11:39:08   By: Anonymous
 
What about the planned gas station in Vallecito and the casino in Angels camp?

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Casino!
Posted on: 2018-04-18 15:11:10   By: Anonymous
 
Casino in angels camp? Didn’t we learn anything from Longmire?

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