Where does development go from here?

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Naida West, whose ranch adjoins the North Course’s third hole, was among the speakers at the Cosumnes Community Planning Advisory Council’s meeting on Rancho Murieta development at Cosumnes River Elementary School.

[News brief published Jan. 26] Residents took the opportunity to express their concerns about a plan to add 827 homes to Murieta North when the Cosumnes Community Planning Advisory Council met last week. Half of the two-hour session was devoted to comments from the audience of about 90. County planners noted topics the 18 speakers raised so they can be included in the environmental review process now underway for the Rancho Murieta North project. Here's a look at the meeting and where the process goes from here. Read more » about Where does development go from here?

There's enough water, CSD tells county

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At its January board meeting, the Community Services District approved a report that concludes the district has enough water to supply new development and announced the appointment of a security sergeant. Read more » about There's enough water, CSD tells county

CSD pursues grant for recycled water system

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The Community Services District board has approved a grant application to fund the first phase of its recycled water system expansion project. The first phase will provide infrastructure needed to bring recycled water service to Stonehouse Park at an estimated cost of $4 million. Read more » about CSD pursues grant for recycled water system

County meeting on development Tuesday night

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The Cosumnes Community Planning Advisory Council is holding a public workshop at Cosumnes River Elementary School 7 p.m. Tuesday on the development plan for Murieta North. The Rancho Murieta Properties development proposal calls for dividing 772 acres on the North into eight villages with a total of 827 single-family residential lots. The plan is currently going through the Sacramento County planning process and an environmental impact report is being prepared.

The workshop will serve as a community meeting to assist Sacramento County “in identifying the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant effects to be analyzed in the EIR,” according to the agenda. Read more » about County meeting on development Tuesday night

Enough water for development? Study says yes

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Consultant Lisa Maddaus answers questions about drought and water availability data in the water supply assessment for the Rancho Murieta North Project.

Development took center stage at the Community Services District last week with a public meeting on a water supply report that concludes there is enough water for 827 new residential lots proposed for Rancho Murieta North. Some audience members challenged the report’s conclusions and data. Read more » about Enough water for development? Study says yes

Fun run and environmental fair at Calero

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The Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces Halloween fun run/walk and environmental fair took place Saturday morning at Lake Calero. The two-mile trip around our drinking-water lake provided a look at water levels and areas where development is planned. Tables staffed by SOLOS volunteers offered maps showing Sacramento County plans for future development along Highway 16, as well as information on Rancho Murieta’s environment and local development plans. Read more » about Fun run and environmental fair at Calero

Comments by SOLOS leader spark criticism

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Comments reportedly made by representatives of the Saving Our Lakes & Open Spaces (SOLOS) group at an environmental council’s meeting two months ago have stirred criticism of SOLOS’ president, who is running for the Rancho Murieta Association board. So far, the criticism has come from developers. Read more » about Comments by SOLOS leader spark criticism

RMA is asked: What's a production home?

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[News brief published Oct. 20] The Rancho Murieta Association devoted much of Tuesday night's meeting to the topic of development and the sub-topic of production homes. If you think it sounds like an RMA meeting rerun from a decade ago, there were even flashes of anger and raised voices. Read more » about RMA is asked: What's a production home?

RMA: Development forces bar-code rethinking

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Jon Nickles, at the microphone, addresses RMA representatives and fellow Village residents.

Almost 100 Murieta Village residents gathered Monday morning to hear Rancho Murieta Association officials explain why they’re considering eliminating gate bar codes for Village residents. Read more » about RMA: Development forces bar-code rethinking

Developers say they won't annex into RMA

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About 200 people attended Tuesday night’s development presentation at the Murieta Equestrian Center.

Red square See the meeting presentation (7.5-MB PDF)

The North developers announced Tuesday night that they are withdrawing their application to annex the first phase of the Retreats development into the Rancho Murieta Association, an application that has generated an RMA survey of community sentiment and a petition drive to force a yes-no vote. Read more » about Developers say they won't annex into RMA

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