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2008-09-08 (Monday) - Public Workshop - Goals & Policies Development (Workshop Series #5-1)

Meeting Location:  Southside Center, 2959 Wyandotte Ave, Oroville (5-9 pm), View Map



Meeting Agenda <updated 2008-09-04> | Policy Alternatives Document - This Policy Alternative Document is intended to establish a framework for the development of Goals and Policies during this phase of Butte County General Plan 2030 (Meeting Series #5), and will be used extensively at the Public Workshop scheduled for September 8, 2008. If you plan on attending this Public Workshop, you are encouraged to review the Policy Alternatives Document for any areas that you might be interested in for later discussion during planned discussions at the workshop.

As Butte County creates Butte County General Plan 2030, a series of policy statements for topics such as land use and rural development, transportation, agricultural preservation, and economic development were developed. During the Existing Conditions and Issue Identification phase of the update (Meeting Series #1), and in the first two meetings in the Alternatives Development phase (Meeting Series #2/3), a series of policy questions were identified, and ideas were put forth about how these questions should be resolved through the General Plan Update.  

These ideas were refined and condensed into a list of policy questions and solutions called the Policy Alternatives Document, focusing on those where there was both a high level of community concern and a broad range of suggestions and ideas. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) reviewed this list on September 6, 2007, the Planning Commission reviewed it on October 11, 2007, and the Board of Supervisors reviewed it on November 27, 2007.

This document presents the most recent set of policy questions and solutions based on the Board’s direction on November 27, 2008, as well as additional policy input received during the Evaluation and Selection of a Preferred Alternative phase of the General Plan update (Meeting Series #4). It also captures information received from the public at the October 15, 2007 Summit held on Butte County's economic future, information provided to the Citizens Advisory Committee at their June 5, 2008 meeting held on General Plan organization, and information provided by the public at the July 22, 2008 Joint Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meeting held on Butte County Deer Ranges and the Deer Herd Study.

Meeting Series #5 Goals and Policies Development (Task G)

County staff and the DC&E team will present the preliminary policy issues at a community workshop. At this workshop, DC&E will develop an interactive exercise to refine the policy issues and identify potential trade-offs that may arise because of potentially inconsistent policies. Based on input at the workshop, County staff and DC&E will then develop recommended goals and policies. These preliminary goals and policies will then be presented to the Citizens Advisory Committee for their input and feedback, followed up by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Some policies may be carried over from existing General Plan documents, while others will be new policies drafted by DC&E. All policies will comply with the Guiding Principles and will be intended to implement the selected preferred alternative.

In addition to discussing goals and policies, County staff and DC&E will present the Draft Outline of the General Plan to the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors for their input and feedback. Following Meeting Series #5, County staff and DC&E will hold up to two additional meetings each with the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to review and refine the recommended goals and policies.

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