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Save Rural Angwin
Protecting Ag Land and Angwin's Rural Character
"It is time we steered by the stars, not by the lights of each passing ship."
General Omar Bradley
ALERT : General Plan Action Item AG/LU-114.1 reads as follows - "Undertake a planning effort to re-evaluate areas of Angwin designated Urban Residential after June 2010, with the objective of re-designating areas to better reflect land uses existing or authorized at that time." Why is this Action Item in the General Plan and why is it important?
HISTORY: The current Napa County General Plan was fully updated in a process that occurred in 2005-2007. One topic - the issue of 12 so-called "urban and residential bubbles" (loosely drawn configurations on the Napa County Land Use Map indicating roughly where communities of people resided in the unincorporated areas of Napa County) - was held over to be addressed as a General Plan Amendment. That process required another year (2008-2009) to deliberate; at its conclusion, 11 of the 12 "bubbles" and a portion of the 12th "bubble" (Angwin) had been resolved. At the time of the Amendment discussions, there was an active development application on file with the County that related to about 100 acres in Angwin. To allow full consideration of that development application (the "Eco-village"), the Board of Supervisors expressed their intent in Action Item AG/LU-114.1 to complete the Land Use Designations for Angwin at some appropriate time in the future. On July 22, 2014, following a 5-year hiatus, the Board heard public testimony and discussed this Action Item. The Board directed County Planning staff to prepare specific recommendations for the five areas in Angwin for which Land Use Designations need to be completed and bring the report back to the Board at a yet-to-be-scheduled future public hearing. Though both the Planning Director and Board of Supervisors vowed their intent to resolve General Plan Action Item 114.1 (“the Angwin issue”) prior to the end of 2015, January 2016 arrived with the Action Item un-addressed and it remains un-scheduled for Board action. “New" and other long-standing issues raised at and subsequent to the March 2015 “Growth Summit” have taken priority. SRA will continue to lobby for the Action Item to come back on the Board’s schedule.