October 1, 2020
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AEL BACKGROUND: The Alliance for Environmental Leadership is a coalition of community influences and organizations determined to reframe the way our community grows and is governed, through citizen advocacy, environmental leadership and by amplifying the voices for social justice.
Our Citizen Initiated Smart Growth Plan is a fully developed to the zoning level and economically supported alternative to urban sprawl that is proposed by the County of Placer for a 15 square mile wetland ecosystem between Roseville and Lincoln in Western Placer County. Our CISGP is groundbreaking, even revolutionary, because it is the first time that a grassroots citizen group, has not simply resisted bad development, but has put forward a fully realized and economically feasible and superior (reduces CO2 by 75% and provides housing for all of the proposed 80,000 new workers) development alternative that fulfills County growth objectives with environmental and social justice at its core.
AEL is working to inform our Community, County staff, Commissioners and Board of Supervisors and the Courts about the CISGP and its potential to address longstanding economic discrimination and environmental degradation that has heretofore been the status quo in Placer County. Learn more, join us, participate in local governance. Together we’re a stronger voice.
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TAKE ACTION NOW – NOVEMBER 2019 UPDATE
Dear AEL Friends and Aligned Organizations,
Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Sunset Area Plan / Placer Ranch Specific Plan (PLN16-00341), Final Environmental Impact Report Released
Greetings Placer community and interested parties,
Placer County has released a Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan (SAP/PRSP), which can be found at the County’s website at this LINK. In addition to the Final EIR, Placer County has also released Final Sunset Area Plan and Placer Ranch Specific Plan documents which can be found HERE. See attached NOA for additional information.
The Final EIR can also be accessed at the Community Development Resource Agency Building at 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn, and the County Clerk’s Office at 2954 Richardson Drive in Auburn and will be made available for review during normal business hours at the Roseville Library (225 Taylor Street), the Rocklin Library (4890 Granite Drive), the Lincoln Library (485 Twelve Bridges Drive), the Colfax Library (10 Church Street), and the Auburn Library (350 Nevada Street). Copies of the Final EIR will also be made available for checkout at the Rocklin, Auburn and Colfax libraries.
The Placer County Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing on November 21, 2019 to receive input from the public on the FEIR and Final SAP/PRSP and to consider forwarding a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The Planning Commission agenda and meeting materials can be found HERE on or about November 14, 2019.
Following the Planning Commission public hearing, a Board of Supervisors public hearing will be conducted and is tentatively planned for December 10, 2019. The Board of Supervisors will receive input from the public on the FEIR and Final SAP/PRSP and will consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation. The Board of Supervisors agendas and meeting materials can found HERE.
For any questions related to the Final EIR, please contact the County’s Environmental Coordination Services Division at 530-745-3132. For any questions related to the Final SAP/PRPS, please contact Crystal Jacobsen at 530-745-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shirlee I. Herrington
Environmental Coordination Services
Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
3091 County Center Drive, Suite #190
Auburn, CA 95603