News you need: Short-term rentals, Range of Light in-depth, TRUS teachers unionize

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.

Town meeting plays to packed house

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.

Deanna Wulff: Why a Range of Light National Monument?

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.

Range of Light: Proposed national monument is gaining traction

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.”

Planning Commission continues South Fork guest ranch hearing

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