Mad River Union
McKINLEYVILLE – County supervisors have approved workshop and meeting dates for the one of the General Plan Update’s most important milestones – its land use mapping phase.
The update’s land use maps will define the zoning and parcel designation changes that implement new policies. Affected property owners will have a chance to comment on how their parcels are being re-zoned through a series of workshops and meetings in June and July.
The workshop and board meeting schedule was approved at an April 27 update hearing. The board meetings will include all five county supervisors and the workshops will be less formal, with county planning staff and one supervisor attending.
While the board meetings will include public comment, the workshops will offer more individualized attention through one on one exchanges with planning staff members.
Affected property owners in each area of the county will be notified by mail regarding the meetings and workshops.
The Board of Supervisors meeting for the northern area of the county will be held in board chambers on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The board meeting for the county’s central area will be held on July 27, same place and time.
Other workshops will be held in Southern Humboldt, Willow Creek, Scotia and Eureka.
On Aug. 17, supervisors will review the non-binding straw votes they have taken on update policies.
In September, planning staff will review the draft update for consistency and begin another crucial phase – recirculation of the update’s Environmental Impact Report.