Good planning is key to Amador's future
As we mentioned in the last Focus
, Foothill Conservancy sued Amador County over its approval of the new county general plan
last fall. The general plan is the overarching land use guidance document for the county. The new Amador plan was more than 10 years in the making. According to our planning and legal experts, and those of us involved in the process over the years, it falls short of protecting things local residents and visitors alike value about Amador County.
Last spring, representatives from the county, including its outside counsel from the Sohagi Law Group, began confidential settlement negotiations with us. Those discussions are still underway.
We are being assisted in this effort by attorney Michael W. Graf of El Cerrito, one of the attorneys who handled our successful litigation to stop the Pardee Reservoir expansion, and by general plan expert Terrell “Terry” Watt. Terry helped us draft extensive comments on the general plan’s environmental impact report and has encyclopedic knowledge of California general plans.
We’ll keep you updated as the process continues.