Turlock Council and Planning Commission to Discuss Growth Direction Changes

A Special Joint Meeting of the Turlock City Council and Planning Commission will take place on March 29, 2011, at 6pm, to discuss possibly changing the General Plan Update growth directions as approved on August 23, 2010, when Council directed staff to continue planning land use for the Southeast Master Plan and Northwest Master Plan areas.

 
The Turlock Planning Commission and members of the public who have attended growth workshops and spoke in public overwhelming have expressed desires not to grow northwest, building residential units on the west side of the freeway.
 
The majority of the Turlock City Council continued to include the northwest area of Turlock as a planned option for residential growth.
 
At a Special Joint Meeting of the Turlock City Council and Planning Commission on March 1, 2011, a majority of Council Members and Planning Commissioners seemed to agree that only looking at the southeast and infill properties for residential development was the way to go.
 
The cost to change the General Plan Update direction was unknown at the meeting and the Council and Planning Commission did not discuss the issue any further as it was not agendized.

The cost to change the General Plan Update study has now been identified to be about $40,000.

 
At the March 29, 2011 Special Meeting, Turlock Council and Planning Commission members will discuss a potential change in the “Preferred Land Use Plan” as well as the range of alternatives to be evaluated in the Turlock General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report.
 
The public is encouraged to attend this meeting. Public comment will be taken on these issues before the Council and Commission take their respective actions.

 

If you have any questions or would like to submit comments, please feel free to contact the Turlock Planning Division at (209) 668-5640.
 
 
View the complete Turlock City Council Agenda Packet in pdf form here:
 
 
Text Version of Agenda:
 
Special Joint Meeting City Council and Turlock Planning Commission Agenda
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
6:00 p.m.
City of Turlock Yosemite Room
156 S. Broadway, Turlock, California
 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER
A. City Council
B. Planning Commission
 

2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – LIMITED TO ITEMS DESCRIBED IN THE NOTICE FOR THIS MEETING
This is the time set aside for citizens to address the City Council concerning any item that has been described in the notice for the meeting before or during consideration of that item. You will be allowed three (3) minutes for your comments. If you wish to speak regarding an item on the agenda, you may be asked to defer your remarks until the Council addresses the matter.
 

3. DECLARATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR: None
 
5. SCHEDULED MATTERS
A. GENERAL PLAN UPDATE: DISCOUNT SUPERSTORES, EIR ALTERNATIVES AND
REVISED THEMES
Follow-up to the March 1, 2011 Joint Turlock City Council-Planning Commission special
meeting to discuss a potential change in the “Preferred Land Use Plan” as well as the
range of alternatives to be evaluated in the Turlock General Plan Update Environmental
Impact Report. If the Turlock City Council decides to modify the Preferred Land Use
Plan for the Turlock General Plan Update, the current agreement and contract with Dyett
and Bhatia, Urban and Regional Planners would need to be amended. RDA tax
increment funds are proposed as the funding source to cover the additional cost of
special services in an amount not to exceed $40,232.00. (Whitmore)
 
Recommended Action:
 
OPTION 1: NO CHANGE IN PREFERRED LAND USE PLAN
 
Motion: Directing staff to evaluate two alternatives to the Preferred Land Use Plan
approved by the City Council on August 23, 2010 in the Environmental
Impact Report: 1) the Southeast Area including Southeast Master Plans 1
thru 5; and 2) the Phase 1 development including Southeast Master Plans
1, 2 and 3
 
OPTION 2: MODIFY PREFERRED LAND USE PLAN
Motion: Directing staff to modify the Preferred Land Use Plan to include the
Southeast Area only (Southeast Master Plans 1 thru 5)
 
Motion: Directing staff to evaluate two alternatives to the new Preferred Land Use
Plan in the Environmental Impact Report: 1) Southeast Master Plans 1
and 2; and 2) the Southeast Phase 1 development including Southeast
Master Plans 1, 2 and 3.
 
Resolution: Approving an amendment to the FY 2010-11 Budget to appropriate
$40,232.00 to 305-40-442.43270 “General Plan Update” funded by the
transfer of RDA Tax Increment Funds from 601-10-165.48001_112
“Transfer to Fund 305 CFF-General Plan Update” to 305-40-
442.38001_112 “Transfer from Fund 601 RDA-General Plan Update” for
additional costs of Special Services required to modify the Preferred Land
Use Plan for the Turlock General Plan Update

Motion: Approving Amendment No. 1 to the Special Services Agreement with
Dyett and Bhatia, Urban and Regional Planners to extend the current
termination date from June 30, 2011 to December 31, 2012, and to
provide an additional amount of $40,232.00 to modify the Preferred Land
Use Plan for the Turlock General Plan Update
 
6. ADJOURNMENT
A. Planning Commission
B. City Council
 
The foregoing meeting is hereby called by Mayor John S. Lazar at the
above mentioned date and time pursuant to California Government Code
§54956.
_____________________________________
JOHN S. LAZAR, Mayor

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