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Martis Valley Community Plan Workshop set for Sept. 22

Scott Hess

Placer County is coming close to making a decision about the highly contested, highly controversial Martis Valley Community Plan and its environmental impact report – at least it seems that way.

In a decision from the last hearing of the plan at the Placer County Board of Supervisors, the supervisors are holding a public workshop to hash out the more controversial parts of the plan Monday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach.

The July 21 board of supervisors meeting lasted nearly eight hours and saw a multitude of speakers both for and against the plan. The supervisors debated the issues but in the end, board chairman Rex Bloomfield said there were too many questions.

Also, Sierra Watch and Mountain Area Preservation Foundation said they would litigate if the plan was approved.

Bloomfield said after the meeting that he hopes “to find some compromises” so the plan can return to a board of supervisors hearing.

Bloomfield said in the workshop they will discuss the issues of affordable and employee housing, trails, transit, traffic and Martis Lake, which have been the most controversial throughout the process.

Since the July 21 meeting, the supervisors were meeting with different groups to find out how to best deal with the hot issues.

While no final decisions will be made on the plan at the workshop, the public will be allowed to voice its opinions.

For more information on the Martis Valley Community Plan and the workshop, visit http://www.placer.ca.gov.


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