Supervisors wait for general plan |

Supervisors wait for general plan

by Jeff Munson, Tribune city editor

El Dorado County leaders will have to wait until next month before they see a draft of a new general plan.

The Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday that the draft should be ready by April 11.

El Dorado County has been without a general plan since February 1999 after a Sacramento judge threw it out, claiming the county didn’t have alternatives to sensitive environmental issues.

The document was to be released March 31. However, the consultant hired to put together the draft said it won’t be finished until April 11 and the draft environmental impact report won’t be ready until May 12.

Supervisor Dave Solaro, whose district includes the Lake Tahoe Basin, said the plan should be approved by December barring any problems. Workshops and public comments will begin in early June, Solaro said.

The plan will include all of El Dorado County, excluding the Lake Tahoe Basin, which is governed by the TRPA. The boundary is at Echo Lake.

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In other action Tuesday, supervisors:

n Approved Earl “Hap” Halliday to serve as an alternate on the county’s Veteran’s Affairs Commission through 2007. Bill Kerr serves as the primary District 5 appointee. Both men live in South Lake Tahoe.

Halliday is a member of the VFW Post 2627 in South Lake Tahoe. He serves as the VFW’s legislative chairman, public relations and publicity officer and Buddy Poppy chairman. He is also a member of the American Legion Post 795, is an officer at the Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge 2094 and is a volunteer Veterans Hospital van driver.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors will be on Tuesday, 8 a.m., at the Board of Supervisors Meeting room, 330 Fair Lane, Building A, in Placerville.