ZONING AND OVER-DEVELOPMENT
PRESERVE OUR ZONING AND RURAL WAY OF LIFE
The Tierra Robles suburban subdivision is a stepping stone to further “hopscotch” development that does not fit with the existing zoning and parcel sizes in the surrounding rural community:
65% of the proposed homes are less than 3 acres versus 23% in the surrounding area
35% are greater than 3 acres versus 77% in the surrounding area
If the required rezoning amendment is approved by the Board of Supervisors, it will set a precedent for similar land sales and rezoning that would declare an open season for developers to negatively impact our rural way of life and water supply forever. Many of us moved out of the city to live here, where the pace of life is slower, safer, more picturesque and enjoyable. Stopping the rezoning protects the future of our rural community!
Water is a precious, finite resource in our rural North State communities. Using water responsibly is important for the quality of life for all us, particularly in single and multiple drought years. The proposed 166-home Tierra Robles suburban subdivision is expected to be served by the Bella Vista Water District (BVWD).
Tierra Robles is estimated to use 352-acre feet of water per year, which the BVWD does not have in single and multiple drought years through the year 2040, as their data shows that demand exceeds supply. We all know these shortages then get passed down to us in the form of water rationing, increased fees, penalties and in some cases little or no water for agricultural users. Adding demand to an already over committed system is not responsible planning or development!
If the District has enough water, then why is the BVWD, City of Redding and Shasta County planners requiring developers to enter into third party water purchases that are also subject to the same cutbacks as those water sources used by the District in single and multiple drought years? Protect our limited water. Say NO to unsustainable water demand and the Tierra Robles subdivision.
Protect Our Water – Say NO to Tierra Robles!
April 18 2018 Traffic Jam on Deschutes.
STOP EXCESS TRAFFIC, UNSAFE INTERSECTIONS AND UNSAFE FIRE EVACUATION ROUTES
Tierra Robles is expected to balloon our narrow and winding roads with 1,774 added daily trips from at least 332 more cars. During the school year, hundreds of extra vehicles pour into Palo Cedro from Redding and the surrounding areas, resulting in morning and afternoon traffic patterns and volumes that impact roadway speeds, intersection safety and congestion. The County’s traffic study alleges area roads meet minimum standards. However, if you drive, bicycle or walk these roads you know the dangers of little or no road shoulders, excessive roadway speeds, the difficulty of exiting and entering from side streets, and cars frequently crossing the mid line.
Adding traffic circles, a few warning signs and a four-way stop at a curving intersection, mostly at tax payer expense, won’t lessen the negative impact of this subdivision. Real problems are not addressed, such as on Boyle Road where no dedicated turn lanes are planned to regulate turning into and out of the subdivision’s main entrance, making for a dangerous intersection.
Given recent traffic experiences in the CARR fire, Palo Cedro evacuation routes and plans must be reviewed to ensure that another 166 homes and 332 more cars won’t overwhelm the limited two lane feeder roads that border the new subdivision. Consider there are now at least 315 homes (630 cars) that feed onto Boyle Road, let alone another 166 new homes (332 cars). Keep our roads and intersections less congested and safer – Say NO to Tierra Robles!
WASTE WATER AND SEPTIC ISSUES
The Tierra Robles soils won’t percolate or absorb liquids like traditional home septic systems! They propose a “community waste treatment system” requiring each home to have a dual septic tank system. This arrangement would permit untreated/contaminated grey water from bath tubs/showers to be voluntarily diverted by the homeowner for their landscape irrigation system, rather than flowing to the community waste treatment system. This means untreated waste could make its way into the area’s groundwater and surrounding wells.
If not diverted, all grey and black waste water will flow to the modular community system, where after treatment and disinfection it will be pumped to a drip dispersal system within the development’s roadway medians. The soils may be able to absorb the effluent in the dry months, but when the ground is saturated in the rainy season it will likely overflow into our local creeks and streams. Keep waste water out of neighboring backyards and waterways – Say NO to Tierra Robles!
An opened treatment module for maintenance and/or cleaning
LOCATION OF PROPOSED TIERRA ROBLES SUBDIVISION
Action today for our community tomorrow
Current Status and Alerts
We continue to wait for the County’s release of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) before it goes to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. We still need to be vigilant and attentive in the near future if we are to protect our rural way of life.
At the 12/13/18 Planning Commission Hearing we were informed that:
The FEIR is still being compiled, and the County will likely not release it for a Planning Commission Hearing in the first three months of 2019.
- There is a “possibility” that the FEIR Traffic study might be revised, requiring a new public comment review period that could delay the FEIR release.
- If there is no Traffic study revision, then the FEIR release and Planning Commission Hearing might take place sometime after April 2019. Nothing is definite.
When the County releases the Final Environmental Impact Report we will send out an Action Notification email to everyone who has signed up for updates, as well as, posting on Nextdoor.com and on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/norezoning166Homes/.
As of today, we are awaiting the County Planning Department to release the Tierra Robles Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the start of a promised 40-day public review period before it goes to the Planning Commission and then to the Board of Supervisors for a final vote. The FEIR will contain the County’s responses to the 80 plus public and governmental agency comments received for the October 2017 Draft Environmental Impact Report. With the release of the FEIR the community will be able to submit written feedback to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors, as well as, verbal comments at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor Hearings. We will advise of the release of the FEIR and dates for the yet to be determined Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor Hearings.
Shasta County Planning Commission
Commissioners: Tim Maclean, Chair District 2
James Chapin District 1
Roy Ramsey District 3
Steven Kerns District 4
Patrick Wallner District 5
Offices/Mailing 1855 Placer Street, Suite 103
Redding CA 96001 (530) 225-5532 (530) 245-6468 FAX
Shasta County Board of Supervisors
Supervisors: David Kehoe District 1
Leonard Moty District 2
Mary Rickert District 3
Steve Morgan District 4
Les Baugh District 5
Mailing Address: 1450 Court Street, Suite 308B
Redding, CA 96001-1673
(530) 225-5557 (800) 479-8009 (530) 225-5180 FAX
Action today for our community tomorrow
GET INVOLVED NOW!
ACTIONS TO TAKE:
1. COMMUNICATE TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE SHASTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS URGING THEM TO VOTE NO ON THE TIERRA ROBLES SUBDIVISION. Click here to Send an Email Now or Download The Letters.
2. MOBILIZE OTHERS – DISTRIBUTE THE PATROL PROMOTIONAL FLYER
3. JOIN THE PATROL ACTION NOTIFICATION EMAIL LIST NoTierraRobles@Gmail.com or call 530-549-4743 to get updates about upcoming Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor Hearings
4. WHEN NOTIFIED, SHOW UP AND SPEAK OUT AT PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DECISION HEARINGS.
5. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS – DONATE $100 FOR “THE NO 166 HOMES” LEGAL OFFENSE FUND.
Click a name below to download a personalized letter, or fill out the form to send them an email now.Honorable David Kehoe Honorable Leonard Moty Honorable Mary Rickert Honorable Steve Morgan Honorable Les Baugh Shasta County Board of Supervisors 1450 Court Street, Suite 308B Redding, CA 96001-1673
WHAT IS P.A.T.R.O.L.?
P.A.T.R.O.L. stands for Protect Against Tierra Robles Overdeveloped Lands. We are a volunteer community group of hundreds of concerned citizens who are opposed to the development of the Tierra Robles suburban subdivision. We oppose this development not because we are opposed to growth or progress, but because unchecked, hopscotch development, with little or no County infrastructure improvements is detrimental to our rural community and way of life.
To that end, P.A.T.R.O.L. is engaged in mobilizing our community through communication and information activities, creating the political will to defeat this project through letter writing, petitions and direct communication with our elected officials and fundraising for our legal offense fund in the retaining of Remy Moose Manley LLC of Sacramento, CA, a respected environmental law firm. Your involvement in these efforts will make all the difference to prevent this ill-advised suburban subdivision from moving forward.
SHOW UP AND SPEAK OUT AT THE UPCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION AND BOARD OF SUPERVISOR HEARINGS.
Donate to P.A.T.R.O.L. – checks payable to “PATROL” and send to:
P.O. Box 682, Palo Cedro, CA 96073
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Note: All donations are NOT tax deductible and are non-refundable. Unused funds will be donated to the Palo Cedro Community Park and are on deposit with Tri Counties Bank
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