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General Plan Goes To City Council For Review Jan. 26

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City of  Twentynine Palms PR– The Twentynine Palms City Council will review the General Plan Update at its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

Expected to command a major portion of the meeting on Tuesday will be a public hearing for the General Plan Update, in which the City Council will review and discuss the proposed Land Use, Circulation, and Infrastructure Alternatives for the General Plan and will receive the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the Preferred Alternatives. The Council will also be asked to conceptually approve the clarified draft Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, Issues and Objectives as studied by the General Plan Advisory Committee and modified by the Planning Commission.

After its review of the materials, the Council is expected to direct the General Plan consultant, Hogle-Ireland Inc., to proceed with the next steps in the update process, preparing the draft General Plan and draft Environmental Impact Report for the City.

Also on the agenda for Jan. 26 is a continued open hearing to consider variances to reduce the front, side, and rear yard setbacks for a residential property located at 6421 East Court Way and a joint public hearing for the Redevelopment Agency and the City Council to consider the proposed financial assistance to upgrade the façade of the new City Visitor Center at 73484 29 Palms Highway in the downtown business district.

The City Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Twentynine Palms City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road. For more information call (760)367-6799, or access agendas on the City’s web site at www.ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us

Vickie Waite
Media Consultant
City of Twentynine Palms
6136 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760)367-6799 City Hall ~ (760)217-8839 Cell
Email: news@ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us
City web site: www.ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us

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  1. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    IMPORTANT! Off-roaders need to attend this one!!!
    Anyone and everyone interested in establishing legitimate “OHV Trails and Parks” in 29 Palms needs to speak up at this meeting and get on the record! This is the time and place! You can make it happen despite the GPAC recommendation. Bring your friends. See you there.

    PS: If YOU don’t go, it won’t happen and you can blame yourself.

  2. desertracerswife desertracerswife says:

    I will be there.

  3. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    Everyone who enjoys off-roading in San Bernardino County needs to attend the JT MAC tomorrow as well because Supervisor Derry will be there and Sherry Hall is rounding up the COWs to go over and drag him through the coals over his decission to drop the staging permit from the ordinance.

    Joshua Tree Community Center, 7:30 p, 6171 Sunburst Rd., Joshua Tree (Behind the Sportsman’s Club)

    Whether you knew about the problem ordinance or not, the “Friends of Giant Rock” off-road club have been very busy trying to fix it and now we need everyone’s help… again.

    Despite what the COWs say, it’s a matter of record. The Supervisors expressed reservations about the workability of OHV Ordinance #3973 at its adoption hearing over three years ago. But, they heard no opposition at that time so they agreed to give it a one year trial to see how it would fly! (Video available from Clerk of the Board)

    One year later the ordinance was re-evaluated. This time there was plenty of opposition. Hundreds of families attended the re-visiting and by that time, thousands of letters, phone calls and petitions had been received asking the Board to reconsider a discriminatory and likely unconstitutional requirement.

    Among their concerns was the condition that one must obtain permissionfrom the government… A MONTH IN ADVANCE… if anyone wants to use justone OHV, even if it’s on their own property, when more than nine people are present. I’m serious and the rule is so poorly written that it could also result in everyone present, being cited.(See Ordinance#3973)

    All the County Supervisors agreed (two and a half years ago wow) that the staging permit requirement was not reasonable and something should be done. Supervisors Mitzelfelt and Hansberger agreed to study the issue and make a recommendation. (See video on Co. website)

    Supervisors Mitzelfelt and Derry (Hansberger’s successor) are to be
    commended for finely trying honor this long standing commitment.

    It is obvious to them that with only ten (10) customers, in three and a
    half years, a rule that interferes with a family’s right to peacefully
    assemble on there own land has had nothing to do with any success the ordinance and cannot be justified.

    Supervisors Mitzelfelt and Derry will present their recommendation to
    repeal the staging permit portion of the ordinance to the rest of the Board… soon.

    But as you might have guessed, an unreasonable group of “Anti-OHV Activists” are fit to be tied over the decision and are making sure everyone knows it, especially the rest of the Board.
    That is why it is extremely important that the Supervisors know that they have all of our support and that they are doing the right thing! So, write them. Call them. Go to their meetings so they can see first hand, we will stand behind this decision with them.

  4. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    Im going to this too! How’s about you?

    An all-day Open Government Workshop Wednesday, Jan. 27.

    Third District Supervisor Neil Derry will start the day with an update on his efforts to bring more transparency to San Bernardino County government.

    Oppertunity knocks.

    Yucca Comunity Center, Yucca Room,

    The time got by me, a little help?

  5. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:


    I think tonight’s JT MAC meeting may have been canceled (snowed out). Please check before hauling it over there!!!!!

  6. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    Yup, JT meeting canceled! Likewise the Wonder Valley Base expansion meeting! Too bad too, it’s about time for an update on that deal, eh?

  7. Mike Hawkins Mike Hawkins says:

    Just a reminder, eh?

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