Read our November 11,
2004 Public Records Act Request
Please take a minute to join us in asking the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission to ensure that the process for land use planning remains fair and open to the public.
By giving project applicants time and space to review documents before they are made public, the County's secret draft review procedures give applicants significantly more time to review and influence the environmental review process -- without the counterbalance of involvement by environmental watchdogs like CGF, or the community at large.
This clearly opens the door to secret negotiations and influence by applicants, and shuts the public out of a process that should be open and transparent. It is also almost certainly a violation of the Public Records Act.What CGF is doing UPDATED
Committee for Green Foothills is committed to ensuring that the land use planning process is fair and open to the public, especially so that it allows the public to learn about, and become involved in, issues that might pose environmental concerns.
We have asked the County Supervisors and Planning Commission to change their policies by either making administrative drafts available to everyone upon request, or by keeping all preliminary drafts confidential to the extent allowed under the Public Records Act. You can read our letter here.
As part of our effort to open up the County's process and ensure fair access to everyone, we have also submitted a formal request for documents as per the Public Records Act. You can read that letter of November 11, 2004 here.
1. Write to the Supervisors.
the Board of Supervisors
Please ask the Clerk to distribute your letter
to all members of the Board or Commission:
Please fax or email your letter as soon as possible. As always, please let us know you've written so we can track our effectiveness on this issue: alerts@GreenFoothills.org or fax (650) 968-8431.
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