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PROPERTY OWNERS INVITED TO WORKSHOP FEB. 16 & 17 ON IMPACTS OF COUNTY'S PROPOSED GENERAL PLAN UPDATES




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MULTIPLE SPECIES CONSERVATION PROGRAM ALSO ON THE AGENDA

 

By Lola Sherman

 

February 16, 2010 (Escondido) – County Supervisor Bill Horn will host workshops Tuesday and Wednesday to help property owners in unincorporated areas understand the possible effects of a proposed update in the county's General Plan. Also to be discussed are effects on properties within the proposed North County Multiple Species Conservation Program.

 

According to Horn representative John Culea, representatives of the county's Department of Planning and Land Use will bring maps so that property owners can pinpoint their own lands and see how they may be affected.

 

Eric Larson, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, said Friday that neither proposal is new – that the General Plan Update has been around for a decade, and the multiple-species conservation plan has been in the works about five years, but that both are scheduled for final adoption before the end of the year.

 

The General Plan involves allowable uses for land, and the conservation program describes plans to protect natural habitats.

 

“No need to RSVP. just drop in,” Culea said.

 

The workshops are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Farm Bureau offices, 1670 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido.