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Stop Draining New Melones for Environmental Purposes ~ By Calaveras County Republican Party

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/24/2015 07:38 AM
Angels Camp, CA...Severe drought conditions plague California and the governor has mandated that residents conserve water. Meanwhile, two entities, the Bureau of Reclamation (which is responsible for storing our water) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (which is responsible for monitoring our water resources) have chosen to ignore these challenging drought conditions and release billions of gallons of water from New Melones Reservoir for Environmental Purposes!

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Pine Needle Removal In Calaveras County ~ By David Carr

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/15/2015 09:20 AM
Arnold, CA...As most of you know by now that we have a problem disposing of the pine needles this year. From what I understand on or about March 25, 2015 the co-generation plant has stopped/reduced the amount of pine needles they will be accepting. So this affected all of us business owners that do lot clean up as well as landscapers and anybody who has dealings with yard debris. This also affects the local residents as well...
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Calaveras Planning Coalition Submits Extensive Comments on the Draft General Plan

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/13/2015 10:35 PM
Murphys, CA. In response to the Calaveras County Planning Department request for comments on the Draft General Plan released in December 2014, the Calaveras Planning Coalition submitted 106 pages of comments with 64 attachments by the March 20 deadline. The Planning Coalition is the primary program of the Calaveras Community Action Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote community-based democracy so that people have more control over their quality of life as it is affected by local government, in particular, local land use planning and management. Coalition members and supporters are united behind eleven Land Use and Development Principles, which promote sustainable growth and development...
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A Sad Day & Last Day For Julliene Sproul At Avery Transfer Station ~ Letter To The Editor By Chuck Hetland

Posted by: thepinetree on 04/03/2015 06:44 AM
Avery, CA...Monday March 30th was a sad day for Arnold residents because it was Mrs. Sproul's last day at the Avery Transfer Station. As the senior employee of GAMBI on site, she was recently offered the very worst job, sitting in a small outhouse checking identification at the gate, as mandated by the county. She declined, so now she will be applying for unemployment. Anyone who has used the facility knows how clean, pleasant smelling and efficient the transfer station has been during her tenure. We have Mrs. Sproul to thank for that. Please join me in recognizing her many years of fair, evenhanded service to our community....
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Calaveras County General Plan, Concerns ~ Letter To The Editor By Calaveras County Republican Party

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/26/2015 11:03 AM
San Andreas, CA...It is our position that our Board of Supervisors in 2006 grossly erred with their original decision to undertake a “Comprehensive Overhaul” of our county’s 1996 General Plan. The BOS was sold a bill-of-goods, based on some very creative assumptions, with a price tag of $1 million+ dollars. These assumptions delivered by and outside group have proven to be without merit, reckless and because of the high dollar amount extracted from our unaware BOS, deplorable. Then over the past 9 years, with multiple revisions of the General Plan and Planning Directors, all adding to the confusion and concern as to the direction our rural county’s was headed. With each revision comes more ambiguous planning language, more restrictive and complex zoning and property rights challenges, all infuriating property owners and stalling development, one of our vital economic engines...

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Wild & Scenic & Water Rights ~ Letter To The Editor By Mike Preston

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/21/2015 07:23 AM
Arnold, CA...(Originally Sent To Enterprise) I’m writing to you today in response to your recent Poll Results regarding the attempts to strip the residents of Calaveras County of their water, and water rights with the proposed designation of the Mokelumne River as ‘Wild and Scenic’. Try as I may, I find it virtually impossible to accept your poll results as being even remotely accurate and a ‘true representation of the thoughts and wishes of the residents of Calaveras County’....
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Protect our Historic Resources ~By Julia G. Costello

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/19/2015 05:17 PM
Mokelumne Hill, CA...Virtually every account of Calaveras County’s assets – economic and aesthetic – places historic resources -- charming gold rush towns, rolling ranch landscapes, picturesque historic homes, mining history, and nearly 10,000 years of Native American presence -- near the top of the list. However, Calaveras County is woefully deficient in instituting programs that will help protect and enhance these vulnerable resources. We have no official inventory of important buildings and sites, no control over new construction design in historic areas, and no procedure for reviewing proposed demolition of historic buildings. The list goes on. In brief: while we in Calaveras are eager to promote our historic assets, we are doing little to protect them....
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Redo General Plan? ~By Al Segalla

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/17/2015 12:57 PM
San Andreas, CA...At it's meeting on March 12th, the Calaveras County Planning Commission was requested to place Alternative "D" on it's agenda for future consideration. According to Al Segalla, representing the Calaveras County Taxpayers Association, This review is necessary because the previous process was slanted toward a "progressive" agenda by the previous general plan consultant, Mintier Harnish who received over one million dollars to update the county General Plan...
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CCTA Taxpayer Alerts For This Week ~From Al Segalla

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/17/2015 08:10 AM
San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Taxpayers Association is urging property owners to be aware of two issues this week, according to it's President Al Segalla. The first is a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors scheduled for 9 AM Wednesday March 18, to consider supporting AB 142 which would require that consideration be given to all the consequences before "Wild and Scenic" law could be imposed on the Mokelumne river....
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Mokeolumne River Wild and Scenic. My views on this issue. ~ Letter To the Editor By Charles E Dudley Jr

Posted by: thepinetree on 03/06/2015 12:19 PM
Jackson, CA...I've been watching this ongoing issue and reading across all who present sides on this plus studying past history of instances of the "Water Wars" that occurred long ago. The past on this issue runs deep into our national history of ranching and farming that helped build and feed this nation. The past is not pretty...

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