Water Issues in Mendocino County's General Plan
In February, 2009,
we asked the Board of Supervisors
to consider the formation of a small water group headed by
the Mendocino County Water Agency to pull together all the scattered
water-related issues into a single Water Section advocated by Board
members during the comment period.
The group would be assigned the task
of revising the section to reflect the actual conditions of our watersheds
and water resources, and to address environmental impacts requiring compliance
with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the measures needed to address them.
We believe this would be he most expeditious way of drafting a good water element for the
General Plan and a defensible EIR.
To spend over three years on this project and then put out a document that fails to comply with the basic environmental protections of CEQA is unacceptable and will not stand.