Asks Supervisors to Put Process on Hold and Calls for Citizen Advisory Committees
At its March 1st meeting the Eureka City Council discussed its concerns related to how the General Plan Update (GPU) is being conducted, specifically with regard to public input as called for in the current plan.
Councilman Lance Madsen brought the matter forward along with a draft letter outlining the City’s concerns
After hearing comments from a wide range of local groups and individuals, including HumCPR, the council held a spirited discussion and the voted 4-1 in favor of sending the letter to the Board of Supervisors. The letter stated in part, “It is incumbent upon us as elected representatives of our communities, to ensure that the policies and measures in this document do not unfairly burden any segment of our communities. Therefore, we believe that Citizen Advisory Committees as provided for in section 1550 et seq. of the current General Plan are a necessity in making this process inclusive.”
It is unclear when or if the Supervisors will address this letter. We’ll keep you posted and will update our website as soon as we know.
In the meantime, you can find section 1500 of the General Plan by clicking here. (To see the section regarding Community Advisory Committees scroll down to Section 1550).
And here’s the letter that Eureka sent to the Board of Supervisors: