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Comments on School Consolidation DEIR

Amador Unified School District is circulating the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the its planned school site consolidation. The Foothill Conservancy has submitted the following letter on the document: January

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Jackson Valley Quarry Letter

The Jackson Valley Quarry outside of Ione has applied to increase its hours of operation from 6 am to 6 pm to 6 a.m. The residents nearby the Quarry have

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Greenpeace Call to Cut Plastic Production

The data is clear. Global plastic production doubled from 2000 to 2019, reaching 460 million tonnes (Mt) per year, and without action is anticipated to nearly triple by 2050 and projected to consume

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Putnam Ranch Proposal Letter

Amador County Planning Department Chuck Beatty, Planning Director Mr. Beatty, Having reviewed the application to the County for the proposed Putnam Ranch development, also known as Tentative Subdivision Map No.

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Amador LAFCO Vacancy

The Amador County Local Agency Formation Commission or LAFCO, is seek to fill an open seat. The seat is for the alternative public member, and is open to all residents

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Wicklow Way Specific Plan

Amador County has hired a consultant to develop a Specific Plan for the County’s Wicklow Way property, 200 acres south of WalMart that was to be the site of a

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Foothill Conservancy Winery Ordinance Letter

To: Amador County Land Use Committee From: Foothill Conservancy Subject: Winery Ordinance As we at the Foothill Conservancy and Amador Vintners Association have consistently pointed out, unwanted degradation of the

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Welcoming our New Executive Director

Foothill Conservancy is pleased to welcome Craig Baracco to the position of Executive Director. Craig has a proven record of working in and around local government to involve the public

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Leslie Smith, Sutter Creek, CA: Raised in Washington State, Leslie is a happy California transplant having moved to Sunny Sutter Creek full time in 2020. As a nascent fly fisher and lifelong skier, she is committed to the natural environment and brings extensive organizational and finance experience to the board from a nearly 40 year career in banking.