Placer County supes vote 4-1 Tuesday to approve Martis Valley West |

Placer County supes vote 4-1 Tuesday to approve Martis Valley West

Staff report

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County’s Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to give final approval to the Martis Valley West Specific Plan during the board’s meeting Tuesday in Auburn.

District 5’s Jennifer Montgomery was opposed.

Tuesday’s vote came after supervisors spent more than eight hours hearing the proposal and comments from the public at the Sept. 13 meeting in Kings Beach.

They voted 4-1 at the initial hearing to tentatively approve the plan, and agreed to hear any new information at a continuation on Oct. 11.

That continuation yielded the same 4-1 result as the first meeting, with Montgomery (whose district 5 encompasses the Tahoe region of the county) still opposed.

“We are pleased that the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Martis Valley West Project,” Mountainside Partners Managing Partner Blake Riva said in a statement provided Tuesday to the sun. “The Board recognized the Martis Valley West Project provides substantial benefits to the community.”

According to Mountainside Partners, the Martis Valley West Project is an unprecedented conservation effort that allows for the permanent conservation of the land east of SR 267 and achieves a density reduction compared to what was approved in the 2003 Martis Valley Community Plan.

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