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Fair Oaks Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre Makes Way for New Facility

The Fair Oaks Parks and Recreation District started demolition on the Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre earlier this month, leaving only the outside seating in place. Plans for the renovation include expanded restrooms, changing areas for actors, and a solution for shows during cold-weather months.

(Oct. 25, 2021) → Read the full American River Messenger report
New Developments in Galt Approved

Galt’s Planning Commission has approved new development in the city, including the addition of a Popeye’s Chicken restaurant. Additional housing will also be built in the area.

(Oct. 20, 2021) → Read the full The Galt Herald report

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Image caption: Proponents of SB 9 and SB 10 hope the legislation will make it easier for California to increase its housing stock.
California Split
Two controversial bills finally pass, opening up at least the possibility that single-family lots could be used to provide more housing options.

Image caption: LAFCOs were created in part to rein in suburban sprawl.
LAFCOs Are No Joke: The Boards That Set Government Boundaries
What’s a LAFCO? That’s the odd-sounding acronym for the independent boards that get a grip on suburban sprawl and government inefficiency.

Image caption: A Senate bill to create zoning laws that promote affordable housing has been met with protest in Santa Cruz.
Bill to Allow More Housing Meets Protest in Santa Cruz
A State Senate bill would allow quick rezoning for multi-family housing, as a new research study reveals the high cost of single-family zoning laws.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found
A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

Image caption: Lighthouse Field in Santa Cruz, which might be a huge resort if not for the Coastal Commission.
The Public Shore Protectors
The future of 1,100 miles of spectacular coastline is in the hands of the California Coastal Commission, which is beloved by coastal environmentalists, notorious among those who favor development, and little-known in the inland parts of the state.

Image caption: Cal Fire personnel engaged in live fire training in Williams, California.
Fighting Fire With Fire
What is California’s Forest Management Task Force and what does it do?

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