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Madrone, Shepherd clash over General Plan Update rezones

Madrone, Shepherd clash over General Plan Update rezones

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In a hearing that included accusations, audience interruptions and cross-talking, county planning commissioners found that implementing the county’s updated General Plan won’t be easy. At their Nov. 1 meeting, they reviewed the General Plan’s variety of rezonings along with a controversial “matrix” of landowner requests. The less controversial

Supervisors approve General Plan Update after final debate

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – After 17 years of controversy, Humboldt County’s General Plan Update is approved but not without a final round of debate that highlighted the most divisive issues. The non-coastal portion of the county’s General Plan Update and its Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were approved at an Oct. 23 special

GPU hits enviro-snags

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Failures to meet General Plan Update timeframes have been ongoing since work on it began in 1999 and Humboldt County’s supervisors have been briefed on the latest delay. The county’s Board of Supervisors fielded disappointing news at their Sept. 13 meeting – planners said that the update’s approval

Supes refer ‘substantial changes’ to Planning Commission

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The county’s General Plan Update is nearing its final phase and the Board of Supervisors is asking for timely progress as it refers 168 land use changes to the Planning Commission. A requirement to refer substantial changes to the update back to the commission was discussed at a

Planners: GPU won’t alter McK Plan’s policies

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – The General Plan Update’s effect on the McKinleyville Community Plan has been clarified and county planners have assured that the update will not change any of the community plan’s policies. It will, however, lead to implementation of General Plan Update (GPU) policies that are not included in the

Scenic highways goal gets bounced

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A draft General Plan Update goal of supporting a system of scenic roads continues to elude approval by the Board of Supervisors due to concerns about property rights issues. A staff-reworded goal statement that refers to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) scenic highway process was considered at

Housing Plan OK’d, Developer-Friendly Edits Dumped

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has finished its work on the county’s Housing Element, undoing risky changes made by the Planning Commission. The commission’s majority of developers and founders of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR) favored changing the focus of the five-year housing plan. Dispersing housing throughout