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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 04/08/2010 02:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/13/2010 09:00 AM
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Letter to Editor~by Bob Mulvany

Editor: "What is wrong with the Calaveras General Plan Update process? I suspect that the San Andreas fault (pun intended) lies not with the county staff but with the planning profession and some self-enamored citizens who have an idealistic but impractical vision of forest primeval and grand vistas of bucolic wildlife, all under their wise supervision. Planners have degrees in planning and public administration, but is Agenda 21 the mantra of this profession? Think Smart Growth, New Urbanism, and total government control of your property....

What to do? Start by putting the Board of Supervisors on notice: We, the people do not ask that you do more FOR us. We only ask that you do less TO us. Then ask them to scrap Mintiers fuzzy Draft Vision Statement in favor of a realistic statement of objective like:

The general plan shall within applicable state and federal statutes preserve property rights and achieve orderly and proper land development with the least possible regulation, process and delay.

Tell the Supervisors that you would rather keep your life, liberty and property under your control. Federal and state law already has more than enough restrictions and mandates to protect the environment and wildlife. More red tape is not needed.

Bob Mulvany"


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