KEEP THE COUNTRY COUNTRY
PRESERVE OUR ZONING AND RURAL WAY OF LIFE
SHOW UP AND SPEAK OUT TO OPPOSE TIERRA ROBLES AT THE FINAL VOTE BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
THURSDAY, JULY 21ST, 3PM TO 8PM
1450 COURT STREET, REDDING, CA
The Tierra Robles rural subdivision is a “leapfrog” development that introduces urban sprawl into Palo Cedro, changing the rural character of our community forever. Tierra Robles creates Palo Cedro/Bella Vista as de-facto “infill area” similar to the subdivision growth in East Redding.
Tierra Robles does not adjoin any other suburban or urban development making it inconsistent and incompatible with existing surrounding zoning, and parcel sizes, in violation of the County’s General Plan.
The beautiful 716 acres (formerly the Chatham Ranch) is now zoned as three Unclassified parcels, one parcel with 3-acre minimums and one with 5-acre minimums. The standard of 3 and 5-acre minimums must be maintained for the Unclassified parcels to keep the rural nature of this or any development. This Beverly Hills developer should not be given special rezoning treatment!
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 leapfrog, infill development that negatively impacts our rural way of life and Bella Vista Water District water supplies forever.
The developer’s lot maps and Composite Area Map show that the 166 parcel sizes range from 1.19 acres to 6.81 acres and are inconsistent in size and density with the surrounding community:
65% or 109 homes are less than 3 acres versus 23% in the surrounding area
35% or 57 homes are greater than 3 acres versus 77% in the surrounding area
Many of us moved out of the city to live here, where the pace of life is slower, safer, more picturesque and enjoyable. Stopping this rezoning amendment 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 will 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 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.
UNSAFE WILDFIRE EVACUATION
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 the recent traffic nightmares associated with the CARR and CAMP fires, Palo Cedro evacuation routes, plans and load capacities must be reviewed and revised now to ensure that another 166 homes and 332 more cars won’t overwhelm the limited two lane feeder roads that border the new subdivision. The Draft and Final Environmental Impact Reports don’t even address these new wildfire realities. There are at least 315 existing homes and 630 cars that feed onto Boyle Road now. How can Boyle safely accommodate another 332 more cars? Keep our roads, intersections and evacuation routes less congested and safer – Say NO to Tierra Robles!
WASTE WATER AND SEPTIC ISSUES
NEW COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT CONCERNS
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.
This type of onsite community wastewater/septic and drip effluent dispersal system would be the first of its kind in Shasta County. The operations, maintenance and monitoring of this highly technical system would require the formation of a new, possibly overtasked and underfunded COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT (CSD) which could revert back to County and Board of Supervisor control and taxpayer responsibility should there be unforeseen financial or technical issues. The CSD is also tasked with road and storm water system maintenance, the Wildland Fuel/Vegetation Management Plan, the Oak Woodland Management Plan, Open Space and Resource Management Area management and oversight, the Development Design Guidelines and providing funding in perpetuity for offsite conservation easements. This “Super HOA” could become a nightmare for the County if it can’t meet all these required responsibilities.
Keep septic waste water out of neighboring backyards, wells 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
THANK YOU PALO CEDRO/BELLA VISTA AND REDDING AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WHO VOTED 5-0 TO STOP TIERRA ROBLES!
Since this marathon mission began in 2012, our joint communities have worked together to create the political will to stop this ill-advised project. This extraordinary effort succeeded because:
Over 500 letters and emails were sent to the County Planning Department, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors providing important feedback and pushback on the County’s 2012 Initial Scoping Document, 2017 Draft EIR, 2019 Final EIR, 2020 Partial Recirculated Draft EIR and the 2021 Final EIR. THANK YOU!
Hundreds of community members attended Community Meetings at North Cow Creek Elementary and Cow Creek Community Church to learn more, to donate, and to volunteer for research and outreach activities. THANK YOU!
Hundreds of people generously donated to fund our legal effort with Remy Moose Manley and our community outreach activities. Many people generously donated goods and services for our event raffles. Hundreds bought tickets to our Riverfront Playhouse benefits. Many people purchased and posted yard signs and banners in their neighborhoods and distributed flyers to their friends and neighbors to get the word out. THANK YOU!
When it counted our communities showed up and spoke out effectively at two Planning Commission Hearings and the July 21st Board of Supervisors Meeting. THANK YOU!
Many individuals also spoke during Public Comments at the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to inform and influence them to stop Tierra Robles. THANK YOU!
Special thanks to Mary Rickert, District 3 Supervisor and Patrick Jones, District 4 Supervisor for their full-throated support to stop Tierra Robles. They and their colleagues did their homework and knew the water, wildfire, and gun club issues. Ultimately, they listened to their constituents’ wishes.
Special thanks to Bob Grosch, founder of Boyle Uniting Responsible Neighbors (BURN) for contributing his passion, interest, and intellect for community wildfire evacuation safety. His extraordinary synthesis of wildfire research and best practices, County fire regulations and policies, contributed to two impactful slideshow presentations at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
Special thanks to David Coxey, General Manager of the Bella Vista Water District who provided valuable and impactful presentations to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors meetings. His ability to demystifying the complexities of water for PATROL throughout this long process was invaluable. We appreciate his transparency in answering the tough questions about water and Tierra Robles.
Special thanks to Sabrina Teller, Managing Senior Partner at Remy Moose Manley for taking Patrol on as a client; for working diligently to use our local knowledge about water, wildfire and wildfire evacuation, zoning and HOA issues to create a legal foundation of CEQA deficiencies and inadequacies on which to build a legal, moral and political case to stop Tierra Robles.
Thanks to Susan at the Cedar Tree Restaurant for getting the word out on her electronic message board. Also, thank you to North Cow Creek Elementary School for use of their gym for community meetings and Fratelli’s Pizza for our fundraisers.
Finally, the community should know that a dedicated Steering Committee has been diligently and effectively working to stop Tierra Robles since 2012. Whether on the Committee continually or for a shorter time, the following individuals made a huge difference in crossing the finish line as winners through their research and writing, event production, financial generosity and guidance (in alphabetical order):
Laura Baldwin, Debbie Bazan, Kathy Creasey, Jim Griffith, Josh Hage, Daniel Hoer, Sara Hoxie, Sandy Kotch, Jason Luther, Nancy Main, Terri Marchesseault, Mike Moffat, Dave and Tonia Munro, Brad Seiser, Jean Sturm, Scott Tikalsky, David Waters, and Vickie Wolf.
Before making any further decisions about the future of PATROL, we are going to let the dust settle, take a breather and we’ll be back to you at a later date.
Thank you again for all your support, generosity and committed interest in achieving this wonderful outcome for our rural community.
KEEP THE COUNTRY… COUNTRY!
FINAL VOTE ON TIERRA ROBLES BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022, 3:00 pm to 8 pm, Board Chamber, 1450 Court Street, Suite 263, Redding
LAST CHANCE TO SHOW UP AND SPEAK OUT TO STOP TIERRA ROBLES:
NO SUPPLEMENTAL WATER TO THE BELLA VISTA WATER DISTRICT IN DROUGHT YEARS;
UNSAFE WILDFIRE EVACUATION TIMES & ROUTES FOR EXISTING RESIDENTS;
A REZONING AMENDMENT THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY; PROTECT THE GENERAL PLAN!
LIMITED SHERIFF STAFFING FOR LONGER RESPONSE TIMES
KEEP THE COUNTRY, COUNTRY!
MUST SEE VIDEOS:
Planning Commission Public Hearing)
EVACUATION – TIERRA ROBLES,
DESIGNED FOR DISASTER”
(Produced by Boyle
Uniting Responsible Neighbors (B.U.R.N.)
AND PUBLIC COMMENTS
SEND THE SUPERVISORS AN AUTO EMAIL WITH YOUR PERSONAL COMMENTS FROM OUR WEBSITE:
Click “Get Involved Now” and complete Action Step #1. Ask your friends and family anywhere in Shasta County to send these letters as well. A Tierra Robles can happen anywhere in Shasta County!
THE FIGHT CONTINUES: 4/6/22 Planning Commission Votes to Approve Tierra Robles – Board of Supervisors to Set Special Meeting for a Final Vote
AFTER ADMITTING THAT TIERRA ROBLES POSED A DANGER TO WILDFIRE EVACUATION ONTO BOYLE ROAD AND THAT NO REQUIRED DEVELOPER-SUPPLIED SUPPLEMENTAL WATER TO THE BELLA VISTA WATER DISTRICT (BVWD) WAS IDENTIFIED IN DROUGHT YEARS, THE COMMISSIONERS STILL VOTED 3-0 TO APPROVE THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND REZONING AMENDMENT. WE FEEL THIS DECISION WAS INAPPROPRIATE AND NOT IN THE INTEREST OF OUR RURAL COMMUNITY.
THE DATE FOR THIS BOS MEETING HAS NOT BEEN SET. IN THE MEANTIME THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU CAN DO:
FIRST, WATCH THE MUST SEE VIDEO “RURAL WILDFIRE EVACUATION: TIERRA ROBLES – DESIGNED FOR DISASTER”. This 4/6 Planning Commission Presentation was made by Bob Grosch of B.U.R.N. (Boyle Uniting Responsible Neighbors). Click the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/293j8sjqy48tos3/Bob%20Grosch%20BURN%20PC%20Presentation%204.6.22.mp4?dl=0
PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY SINCE APPROVAL OF TIERRA ROBLES WILL SET A PRECEDENT FOR LEAPFROG DEVELOPMENT WITH UNRELIABLE WATER AND UNSAFE WILDFIRE EVACUATION ROUTES IN RURAL SHASTA COUNTY.
SECOND, SEND THE SUPERVISORS AN AUTO EMAIL WITH YOUR PERSONAL COMMENTS FROM OUR WEBSITE, shastapatrol.org. Click “Get Involved Now” and complete Action Step #1. IN YOUR COMMENTS WE SUGGEST REFERRING TO UNSAFE WILDFIRE FIRE EVACUATION, LACK OF A RELIABLE, LIKELY SOURCE OF SUPPLEMENTAL WATER TO THE BVWD, PRECEDENT SETTING RURAL ZONING CHANGES, ADDED TRAFFIC AND LIMITED DEPUTY SHERIFF STAFFING FOR LONGER RESPONSE TIMES.
THIRD, PLAN TO ATTEND THE CRITICAL, FINAL VOTE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS (date to be determined). SHOW UP, SPEAK OUT AND GET EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO BE THERE. AN OVERFLOW ROOM SHOWS THE SUPERVISORS THAT OUR COMMUNITY DOES NOT WANT THEM TO APPROVE TIERRA ROBLES.
BE SURE YOU ARE ON OUR LIST TO RECEIVE ACTION NOTIFCATION EMAILS AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.
Action today for our community tomorrow
GET INVOLVED NOW!
ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW:
1. SORRY, PROBLEM WITH WEBSITE – TO SEND YOUR PETITION LETTER SCROLL UP TO THE “ZONING AND OVER-DEVELOPMENT” SECTION AND CLICK THE LINK “LEARN MORE”. THEN CLICK THE SENTENCE TO SEND THE PETITION LETTER. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
2. SHOW UP IN RED AND SPEAK OUT AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S FINAL VOTE ON TIERRA ROBLES – THURSDAY, JULY 21ST, 3PM TO 8PM. 2450 COURT STREET, REDDING.MOBILIZE OTHERS – DISTRIBUTE THE PATROL PROMOTIONAL FLYER
3. JOIN THE PATROL ACTION NOTIFICATION EMAIL LIST TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES AND HEARING ALERTS. CLICK THIS LINK TO ADD YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS OR call 530-549-4743.
4.“PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS” CAMPAIGN – HAVE YOUR MONEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE! DONATE $100 OR WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD TO FUND PATROL’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND REMY MOOSE MANLEY LLC LEGAL EFFORTS.
5. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TO DO WHAT’S WANTED AND NEEDED. ONLY A FEW HOURS A WEEK COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Call 530-549-4743.
6. JOIN A BALLOT REFERENDUM TEAM TO OVERTURN AN ADVERSE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR VOTE –CALL 530-549-4743 OR EMAIL NoTierraRobles@gmail.com
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WHAT IS PATROL?
HOW WILL PATROL USE YOUR DONATION?
Protect Against Tierra Robles Overdeveloped Lands (PATROL) is an unincorporated association of Shasta County residents who oppose the Tierra Robles Planned Development Project. All our activities are designed to educate and inform, empower and activate community participation in opposing Tierra Robles. All PATROL actions are guided by a volunteer, eight to ten-person Steering Committee.
We oppose this suburban subdivision development not because we are opposed to growth or progress, but because unchecked, “leapfrog” development, with little or no County infrastructure improvements is detrimental to our rural community and way of life. This project as currently designed does environmental harm to our community.
To further its efforts to protect the community from overdevelopment, PATROL has retained Remy Moose Manley LLP, [“RMM”] a land use law firm with long-standing experience in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), to represent PATROL in its opposition to the proposed project. Additional information about Remy Moose Manley LLP can be found on their website: https://www.rmmenvirolaw.com/
Donations to PATROL will be used to carry out the following activities:
- Have RMM review the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Project and submit comments to the County on PATROL’s behalf regarding the adequacy of the FEIR and the County’s compliance with CEQA.
- Direct funds, if warranted, for a ballot referendum and for advertising, printing, mailings and postage, signage, and the cost of sponsoring functions directly related to opposing the Tierra Robles Planned Development.
- Utilize RMM or another specialized attorney, at PATROL’s request, to provide advice and services regarding requirements under the State Election Code to explore pursuing a ballot referendum should a final decision by the County Board of Supervisors approve the proposed project and rezoning amendment.
- Amend, if necessary, PATROL’s retainer agreement with Remy Moose Manley as it does not include the filing of a lawsuit challenging the project or representation during any subsequent litigation. However, both RMM and PATROL’s Steering Committee would have to agree to amend the retainer agreement.
- All donated funds are deposited with Tri-Counties Bank in Palo Cedro. NOTE: All donations are NOT tax deductible and are non-refundable. Any unused monies at the completion of our efforts will be donated to the Palo Cedro Community Park.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE ON THIS SECURE WEBSITE
CHECKS CAN MADE PAYABLE TO “PATROL” AND SENT TO:
PATROL, P.O.BOX 682, PALO CEDRO, CA 96073
THANK YOU FOR JOINING THE PATROL TEAM TODAY!
THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!
PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS