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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

County supervisors heed pleas from developers

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – In response to lobbying from housing developers, county supervisors have revisited several General Plan Update decisions. Modifications to update policies related to low-income housing, pedestrian streetscapes and business development were approved by a majority of the Board of Supervisors during an Oct. 19 update hearing. A previously-approved policy

Arcata Bottom subdivision sounds good to Supes

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union ARCATA BOTTOM – Weighing an Arcata Bottom property owner’s desires against the City of Arcata’s goal of avoiding development in prime farmland, a majority of the Board of Supervisors has sided with the landowner. Residential expansion issues were debated when supervisors considered an Arcata Bottom land use designation request at

GPU meeting coming to Mack Town

Daniel Mintz 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

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