Supervisors ready to act on North development projects

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Three developments proposed for Murieta North go before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for action 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The supervisors certified the environmental document for the Residences of Murieta Hills East and West and the Retreat projects on a 4-1 vote at a hearing in October. Supervisor Don Nottoli, whose district includes Rancho Murieta, cast the sole dissenting vote.  Comments by the supervisors at that session indicated Wednesday's vote will be similar.

Coverage of that meeting is available here. Read more » about Supervisors ready to act on North development projects

County indicates approval but stops just short of OK for North developments

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The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors pulled up just short Tuesday afternoon of voting to approve 282 homes for three developments in Rancho Murieta North.

The board certified the environmental impact report for the projects, and comments by a majority of the board indicated approval of the projects is likely.

The vote was 4-1 to accept the environmental document, with only Supervisor Don Nottoli, who represents Murieta, opposing it. Final action on the projects was delayed until a handful of conditions on the developments can be worked out.

The board scheduled its next action on the proposals for 3 p.m. Dec. 5. Read more » about County indicates approval but stops just short of OK for North developments

County OKs small-scale planning study for Murieta

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[Expanded from news brief published Sept. 12] The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday night to begin work on a study that's possibly the first step in a new, full-blown master development plan for Rancho Murieta, or possibly the last step before approval of nearly 300 new homes for Murieta North. Read more » about County OKs small-scale planning study for Murieta

Supervisors to consider North projects, master plan funding

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The latest hearing in the long-running approval process for three Murieta North projects -- the Residences of Rancho Murieta East and West and the Retreats -- takes place before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the County Administration Center, 700 H St., Sacramento.

The supervisors will consider the final version of the environmental impact report for
the projects and receive a report from planning staff about funding sources for a $75,000 to $100,000 threshold and capacity analysis. Read more » about Supervisors to consider North projects, master plan funding

Community urged to organize to fight drugs

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Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith took audience suggestions on fighting drugs and had ideas of his own.

About 40 people attended a community meeting Monday evening to address what the organizer called the blatant use of illegal substances by young people in the community.

"Kids in Elk Grove refer to our community as Rancho Marijuana," organizer Jerry Smith said in his opening comments at Rancho Murieta Community Church. Read more » about Community urged to organize to fight drugs

Two men arrested after attempted vehicle theft, gunfire and manhunt

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A suspect sought for six hours was captured near a home on Latrobe Road late Sunday morning following a pre-dawn attempt to steal vehicles at a Rancho Cordova race track and an exchange of gunfire with off-duty officers at Stonehouse and Latrobe roads, at the northwest edge of Murieta. Another suspect had been arrested four hours before. Read more » about Two men arrested after attempted vehicle theft, gunfire and manhunt

County raises hopes for master plan update

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[News brief published July 19, 2007] Sacramento County supervisors raised hopes for an update of the community's master plan even as they moved three controversial development projects toward the final stage of the approval process at a hearing in downtown Sacramento Wednesday.

 

Signs

During the hearing, a speaker asked the audience to stand and display signs to show support.

 

Members of the partisan crowd of about 200 voiced opposition to the projects and stood up at the meeting to demonstrate support for a master plan update. Read more » about County raises hopes for master plan update

Photo: Happy trails

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There was cake and there were presents, but, in the end, what meant the most to librarian Linda G. Howe was the opportunity to talk with well-wishers who came to say goodbye Wednesday, the last day she parked the Wanderer Bookmobile in front of the Murieta Village Clubhouse. Howe is retiring after spending most of her 35 years with the Sacramento County library system as the proprietor of the rolling library that makes weekly visits to Rancho Murieta. Read more » about Photo: Happy trails

County, development opponents disagree on significance of latest delay in the process

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Development opponents are claiming a major victory in the battle over projects proposed for Murieta North. They say work on an environmental impact report will have to go back to square one, implying that lengthy delays will result. Read more » about County, development opponents disagree on significance of latest delay in the process

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