Susan George writing in The Union
The State of California mandates high density zoning as a way to ensure that jurisdictions meet their required share of the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) for low-income housing. Like many rural counties, Nevada County must rezone a number of sites to satisfy this state mandate.
An important step in the process is that the selection of sites to be rezoned is determined locally, providing elected representatives with oversight and the ability to apply sound planning strategies that will encourage sustainable communities.
Currently, Penn Valley has housing available for all income levels, and in previous Housing Element cycles the Penn Valley Village Center has participated in rezone projects that increased density and added the RHNA combining district to accommodate high-density low income housing. The concern is that additional high density housing in the Village Center will result in unintended negative consequences; such as the creation of a rural center of poverty, significant loss of economic development opportunity, and insufficient services for the increased population.
Read the rest HERE. The State Regulators never mention Agenda 21, but the over all goal of Pack’em and Stack’em is to get people out of the woods into more easily controlled urban locations. Here is an opportunity to learn more about Agenda 21 and your property rights.