Placer County to vote on controversial Squaw Valley development plan
Placer County supervisors are scheduled to vote on a plan for the Village at Squaw Valley – a 100-plus-acre residential and commercial development near the base area of Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Developers initially sought approval in 2012 to develop up to 3,187 hotel-condominium and resort-residential bedrooms in 1,275 units, plus commercial and recreational land uses. That plan met with a public outcry, and it was scaled back in 2014 to a proposal for development of up to 850 hotel-condominium and resort-residential units with up to 1,493 bedrooms. The revised project proposes up to 297,733 square feet of new and replacement commercial space. Many area residents and business owners continue to oppose the plan, and the state attorney general’s office has raised concerns. The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. at North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach.
Marijuana cultivation ordinance goes to Sacramento City Council
Sacramento City Council members will vote on an ordinance to govern cultivation of marijuana in the city and to let permitted dispensaries deliver medical marijuana to their members who are qualified patients. The ordinance requires marijuana cultivation businesses to obtain a city business permit and comply with operating regulations. Taxes on retail sales of medical marijuana in the 2015-16 fiscal were just over $4.4 million, and cultivation sales are expected to bring in another $2.2 million, according to city planners. The council meets at 6 p.m. in its chambers at 915 I St., Sacramento.
Tree cutting fees up for a vote in Sacramento
Members of the Sacramento City Council will vote on a resolution updating permit fees for cutting down protected private trees. City staff members are recommending a fee of $50 for tree permit applications not associated with development projects and tiered fees for development projects based on land use. A single-unit dwelling or duplex would have a $750 fee, and projects with three or more dwelling units would have a $1,400 fee under the proposed resolution. All other mixed-use or commercial projects would have a $2,000 fee. “These planning tree permit fees reflect the estimated staff hours associated with taking the permit through the Title 17 development review process,” according to a city staff report. The council meets at 6 p.m. in its chambers at 915 I St., Sacramento.