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Supervisors Tackle Plan For Future Growth

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Aired 2/9/11

County Supervisors hold their third public hearing today on sweeping changes in the General Plan Update. They face a dizzying number of issues before they can make a decision.

County Supervisors hold their third public hearing today on sweeping changes in the General Plan Update. The plan would limit future development in San Diego’s non urbanized areas.

The Board faces a dizzying number of issues before they can make a decision on their updated plan. The existing plan was approved 30 years ago. The new plan will guide development for the next 40 years

Jeff Murphy, Deputy Director the County Planning Department, says staff have prepared a response to more than 200 private property owners who testified against their recommended plan in previous hearings Staff will also have responses to supervisors’ questions.:

“These are issue papers and there’s 27 of the" Murphy said, "How residential densities were actually determined, ground water impacts, how does the general plan reduce fire risks in the unincorporated county, future development issues, more information regarding road 3A in Valley Center, climate change and how the general plan complies with that."

The Supervisors will explore options at today’s meeting though they are not expected to vote on the plan yet.

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