The Calaveras County General Plan Update Process Picks Up The Pace & Community Plans To Be Included
Posted by: thepinetree on 07/01/2015 09:21 AM
San Andreas, CA...Last night the San Andreas Town Hall was filled with a good sized crowd that weighed in on the now almost decade long General Plan update process. The Draft Plan was released on December 18, 2014. During the following 90 review and comment period there were over 400 comment letters submitted totalling over 1000 pages for review. The planning commission is scheduled to start the detailed review process July 9th. Planning Director, Peter Mauer at the start of last night's meeting gave an update on the process. One of the biggest items items of contention during the Draft Plan comment phase was on the inclusion of the Community Plans in the General Plan. In some instances local community members had spend hundreds of hours working on their visions for their communities. Direction was given to include the Community Plans in the General Plan.
General Plan Study Session & Supervisors Meeting Today At 4:30 At San Andreas Town Hall
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/30/2015 09:53 AM
San Andreas, CA...Remember there will be a Calaveras County General Plan study session this afternoon starting at 4:30pm. It will be held in conjunction with the Board of Supervisor Meeting. To allow for the expected crowd size it will be held at the San Andreas Town Hall. The agenda is enclosed...
Presidential Weekly Address: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/27/2015 05:45 AM
Washington, DC... Five years ago, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. And this week, after more than fifty votes in Congress to repeal or weaken this law; after a Presidential election based in part on preserving or repealing this law; after multiple challenges to this law before the Supreme Court, we can now say this for certain: the Affordable Care Act still stands, it is working, and it is here to stay.
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The Roberts Court, October 2010 Back row (left to right): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan. Front row (left to right): Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Forest Service Seeks Public Input on Over-Snow Vehicle Designation Project
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/26/2015 11:08 AM
Sonora, California, June 26, 2015 – The Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is requesting public comment on the Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) proposed action beginning today, June 26. Public comment on the proposed action is encouraged. To assure your comments are fully considered during the scoping phase of the project, please submit comments by August 10, 2015.
Presidential Weekly Address: Creating New Pathways of Opportunity for Americans Like You
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/20/2015 06:49 AM
Washington, DC... Hi, everybody. As President, I spend most of my time focused on what we can do to grow the economy and grow new pathways of opportunity for Americans like you to get ahead. And we’ve made progress. More than 12 million new private sector jobs in the past five years. More than 16 million Americans who’ve gained health insurance. More jobs creating more clean energy. More kids graduating from high school and college than ever before.
Considering the Alternatives For Rim Fire Reforestation
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/18/2015 01:28 PM
Sonora, California, June 16, 2015 – The Stanislaus National Forest will be hosting a workshop on July 8th to review potential alternatives for the reforestation project, within the Rim Fire area. “Sixty-five comments were received during our 45-day scoping period which ended on April 13th,” said Jeanne Higgins, Forest Supervisor, Stanislaus National Forest. “Now our goal is to provide the community an opportunity to review the draft alternatives that were developed to address the concerns that were raised. These alternatives will be analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), which is expected to be available for review in the fall.”
State Water Board Approves 16 Percent Conservation Standard for CCWD
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2015 12:10 PM
San Andreas, CA...After working with the State Water Resources Control Board over the past month, CCWD’s mandatory water conservation standard has been reduced from 32 percent to 16 percent. CCWD believes this is a much more appropriate conservation standard, and the District is grateful to State Board staff for providing excellent guidance that allowed adjustments to the amount of water used by residential customers and better accounting for peak population during the summer. While this reduction in mandatory conservation to 16 percent has many benefits, it is important for CCWD customers to continue their conservation efforts as the state is endures a fourth consecutive year of extreme drought...
Funding 101: Local Funding Options for Transportation Infrastructure
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2015 02:03 PM
Angels Camp, CA...Exploring local funding option for transportation: Information on local funding options, proposed legislation, & impact to local jurisdictions. Review of City & County infrastructure needs, funding availability, & priorities. Interactive priority setting- How will you prioritize? Visit www.calacog.org for more information. Registration is open and space is limited for the Funding 101 workshop on June 24th. Click Below To Register...
Mokelumne Wild & Scenic River Study Bill Passes Assembly
Posted by: thepinetree on 06/17/2015 07:51 PM
Sacramento, CA...River advocates are pleased that the California State Assembly passed legislation on Monday, June 1, calling for a study of Mokelumne River as a state-protected Wild & Scenic River. AB 142, introduced by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O'Neals), was approved by the Assembly with a resoundingly bipartisan 71-3 vote. The bill will provide interim protection of the Mokelumne River upstream of Pardee Reservoir while also requiring a study of the river's suitability for permanent protection as a California