Army Corps indicates it won't side with development activists

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has not completed its analysis of Murieta development issues, but it does not appear inclined to require the environmental impact statement requested by development activists for the Residences project in Murieta North and Lakeview project in the South. Read more » about Army Corps indicates it won't side with development activists

Full story: RMA will test caring for lawns of foreclosed homes

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[Updated May 21] The Rancho Murieta Association board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to try a month's experiment tending the front lawns of 10 homes that are being foreclosed. A board member also got into a heated discussion with members of the audience about the development agreement negotiated by a previous RMA board five years ago. Read more » about Full story: RMA will test caring for lawns of foreclosed homes

Chronology of the Mutual Benefit Agreement

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Here is a timeline of events surrounding the Mutual Benefit Agreement for development of Murieta North:

May 1997: The RMA board agrees to a preliminary settlement of a lawsuit it brought against the Pension Trust Fund for unpaid dues resulting from the financial collapse of developer Jack Anderson. Under the terms of the tentative settlement, the RMA gets title to community parks properties and preserves the Park Development Agreements. Unannexed development is allowed to use community parks if they pay into the parks fund. The full text of the agreement will not be made public for more than five years. See the agreement here. Read more » about Chronology of the Mutual Benefit Agreement

Committee told RMA budget will be tight, annexation challenge came to nothing

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The Rancho Murieta Association plans to start its budget process early this year and from the ground up. In addition, an RMA committee was told Wednesday that nothing came of the RMA's hopes of complicating development with questions about whether undeveloped land had been annexed into the RMA almost three decades ago. Read more » about Committee told RMA budget will be tight, annexation challenge came to nothing

CSD decision indicates development could be six years off

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In a move that may mean long-opposed development in Murieta won't get under way for at least six years, the Community Services District has ended negotiations with developers to expand the community's water treatment facilities. Read more » about CSD decision indicates development could be six years off

Nearly 200 attend Army Corps meeting on development

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[Full story published April 23] Environmentalists turned out in force to speak at a meeting on Murieta development conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Country Club Tuesday evening. Almost 200 people attended the meeting. Read more » about Nearly 200 attend Army Corps meeting on development

Seeing the future of Jackson Road

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About 100 people from throughout the east county attended a workshop about potential growth along Jackson Road Monday evening at Rosemont High School. Each participant was invited to react to various growth scenarios by filling out a workbook that was left behind for the county to digest. Sacramento County is holding workshops to gather public input on two potential growth areas as part of its general plan update. A similar workshop will be held for the Grant Line East Visioning Project Thursday at Cosumnes River Elementary School. Information about the workshops is available here. Read more » about Seeing the future of Jackson Road

County holding workshops on potential growth along Jackson, Grant Line

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Sacramento County is holding workshops in March and April for public input on two potential growth areas along Jackson and Grant Line roads that total 30,000 acres. Read more » about County holding workshops on potential growth along Jackson, Grant Line

Army Corps meeting on development set for April 22

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a public annnouncement Monday confirming that a meeting on Murieta development will be held 7 p.m. April 22 at the Country Club.

"The intent of the public meeting is to provide a forum to gather written and verbal comments on development projects in the Rancho Murieta area that are currently under review for a Department of the Army permit, as well as reasonably foreseeable development projects in the community," the announcement says.  It says the corps is currently considering applications from the Residences of Murieta Hills, proposed by Woodside Homes and Warmington Homes; the Riverview project, proposed by Corinthian Homes, and the Lakeview project proposed by Reynen and Bardis Communities Inc. Read more » about Army Corps meeting on development set for April 22

Date changed again for Army Corps meeting on development

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[Updated March 11] A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers meeting on development originally set for April 8, and then April 17, is now tentatively scheduled for April 22, a corps spokesman said Tuesday. Read more » about Date changed again for Army Corps meeting on development

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