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2011-04-26 Board of Supervisors Meeting - Workshop Series #8-4A - Policy Direction
Summary Meeting Notes - <posted 2011-06-10>

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Meeting Purpose:  The Board of Supervisors is being asked to provide Policy direction on 4 topics related to the DRAFT Zoning Ordinance.  This meeting is open to the public who is welcome to come and comment on these issues.  The four issues are:

  1. The process and updated schedule for reviewing the Draft Zoning Ordinance leading to adoption
  2. The concept of utilizing a Zoning Administrator function in the Draft Zoning Ordinance as the review and approval authority for Minor Use Permits, Minor Variances, Interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance, Tentative Parcel Maps, and other minor permit processes (Draft Section 24-260)
  3. The concept and strategy of permitting Accessory Uses within the Draft Zoning Ordinance (Draft Section 24-150)
  4. The Policy Question of how to permit Solar Energy land uses in Agricultural zones within the Draft Zoning Ordinance. (Draft Section 24-151 and 24-12)

This meeting is critical to the process of creating DRAFT #2 of the Zoning Ordinance that has been under public review since July 2, 2010.  Before staff is able to release DRAFT #2, we are in need of Policy direction from the Board of Supervisors on these four topics.

What Will Not Be Discussed At This Meeting:  Since this meeting is focused on the four Policy Questions that are needed to be answered in order to produce DRAFT #2 of the Zoning Ordinance, the Board will not yet be answering specific text questions, issues with uses in zones (except Accessory and Solar Policy issues), nor map issues related to specific parcels.  These will all be the subject of future meetings.  Our basic process is upon completion of this meeting, to return back to the Planning Commission for further technical review and public comment.  These meeting dates will be announced after DRAFT #2 of the Zoning Ordinance is released.

If you have any questions, please send an email to dbreedon@buttecounty.net


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