Draft Environmental Impact Report and Draft General Plan (2014-2015)

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December 2014 and January 2015 Meetings

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the County’s comprehensive update of its General Plan is now available (see links below).   The DEIR, as well as the Draft General Plan, may be viewed by interested parties and agencies during normal business hours at:
  • Amador County Planning Department, 810 Court Street, Jackson, CA;
  • Main Branch (Jackson) of the Amador County Library located at 530 Sutter Street, Jackson, CA;
  • Ione Branch of the Amador County Library located at 25 Main Street, Ione, CA;
  • Pine Grove Branch of the Amador County Library located at 19889 Pine Grove, CA;
  • Pioneer Branch of the Amador County Library located at 25070 Buckhorn Ridge Rd., Pioneer, CA; and
  • Plymouth Branch of the Amador County Library located at 9375 Main Street, Plymouth, CA.
The DEIR has been submitted to the State Clearinghouse for distribution to relevant responsible and trustee agencies for their review and comment during a 45-day public review period, consistent with the time periods set forth in the CEQA Guidelines. 

The period for receiving comments commenced on October 31, 2014 and will end at 5:00 p.m. on

Monday, December 15, 2014  Friday, January 30, 2015 (extended by the Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2014).


REVISED Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Meeting for the Amador County Draft General Plan







 Two joint public meetings of the Amador County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will be held to take public comment on the DEIR prepared for the adoption and implementation of the County’s proposed Draft General Plan.  The Draft General Plan will consist of nine elements, or chapters, that together meet State requirements for a general plan.  These elements are:  1) land use, 2) circulation, 3) economic development, 4) conservation, 5) open space, 6) noise, 7) governance, 8) safety, and 9) housing.  The Draft General Plan will also include an introduction chapter and a glossary.  The Housing Element will not be considered in this EIR as it is proceeding on a separate timeline from the balance of the Draft General Plan Update.  Therefore, the County will complete a separate environmental review process for the Housing Element Update.  The Draft General Plan represents the County’s policy for determining the appropriate physical development and character of Amador County, and establishes an overall future development capacity.  The environmental impact analysis in the DEIR is based on the change between existing conditions and those associated with likely development in accordance with the Draft General Plan by 2030.


All interested persons are invited to attend either meeting to take public comment on the DEIR. (NOTE: If possible, a written copy of any oral comments made is requested to facilitate documentation for the record.Please keep comments focused on the adequacy of the DEIR only at this time. Comments on the Draft General Plan will be taken during the public hearing process which will occur when the Final EIR is completed. All comments received during the 45-day public comment period will be considered and responded to in the Final EIR.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit your comments in writing to the Amador County Planning Department at the address above, prior to 5:00 PM on Friday, January 15, 2015 (the close of the public comment period). 


NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN said joint meetings will be held:

DATE:       Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TIME:       9:00 a.m.  

PLACE:    Board of Supervisors Chambers

    County Administration Center

    810 Court Street

    Jackson, California


DATE:  Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TIME:  6:00 p.m.

PLACE:   Board of Supervisors Chambers

    County Administration Center

     810 Court Street

    Jackson, California

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