Here are the stories you need to know as of Friday the 13th, September 2019:
Vacation rentals in Three Rivers
Tulare County planning staff will present a short-term rental ordinance update at the next Planning Commission meeting to be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m., in the the Board of Supervisors chambers, 2800 West Burrell Avenue in Visalia. The public is invited to attend and may offer written or “on the record” comments.
What it means: The short term rental ordinance is nearing its first public hearing before the Tulare County Planning Commission. That public hearing will probably be an agenda item at one of the October meetings and will be announced on this website.
Address your comments or any questions to Chuck Przybylski, planner IV, 559-624-7000.
TRUS teachers unionize
Check out Teachers make historic statement to TRUS board. There’s a video of the statement by Laura Himm, fifth-grade teacher.
What it means: The teachers stand committed to serve the Three Rivers Union School District long after Sue Sherwood, superintendent and principal, retires. Their requests are not salary demands but for better health insurance terms and consideration of professional activities after school hours.
Range of Light National Monument
The movement to set aside 1.4 million acres for a national monument between Yosemite and Sequoia- Kings Canyon national parks is gaining traction. The advisory board of Unite the Parks reads like a who’s who of the Valley’s conservation, civic, and business leaders.
Listen to Deanna Wullf, the director of Unite the Parks, in her first 3R News interview, explain her love for the Sierra Nevada and why the Sierra National Forest’s resources need greater protection.
Redwood Ranch and Paradise Special Use Permits
Both special use permits are in the negotiation stage of the permit process. Still in the works, Aaron Bock, County of Tulare planning director, said the South Fork projects have related issues and are “date uncertain.”
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