Planning Department

The Plumas County Planning Department provides citizens of Plumas County the guidance to develop property following the guidelines set forth in the Plumas County General Plan. This site has been developed to provide information regarding land use and development requirements administered by the Planning and Building Services Departments. In addition information will be provided pertaining to the General Plan Update process, the Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, and the Airport Land Use Commission.

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PERMIT CENTER DAYS OF OPERATION

Since the end of the Beckwourth and Dixie fires, the permit center at 555 Main Street, Quincy has experienced historic levels of phone calls, records requests, emails, and front counter activity creating a reduction of time being applied to permit intake and issuance. In order to give staff additional time to process either incoming or outgoing permit submittals without interruption, it has become necessary to adjust our office hours. Beginning on May 6, 2022 the Planning and Building offices will be closed to the public on Fridays of every week until further notice. Staff will still be working those days to process permit applications. Building inspections will still be done on Fridays and the drop boxes are still available in Chester or Quincy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for members of the pubic wishing to contact the Planning or Building Departments, but after much consideration staff felt this would be the best short-term solution to prevent a growing backlog. Voice mails and emails sent on Fridays will be returned the following workweek during open office hours. Adding staff was considered, but the time it takes for one staff member to train a new staff member is lost productivity time, that under current conditions only adds to creating a backlog. There has also been great difficulty finding qualified applicants, which is an ongoing issue all employers within the County have been dealing with.

Thank you for your consideration.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE: 

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2022 MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED IN INDOOR PUBLIC SETTINGS AND BUSINESSES PER THE CA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY PERSONS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PUBLISHED 8/5/22
PLUMAS COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 308
Courthouse, 520 Main Street
Quincy, CA  95971

Public Hearing – Notice of Public Hearing for Discussion of Possible State Community Development Block Grant Economic Development Application and Planning Application Submission

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public meeting on August 16, 2022, at 10:00AM at 520 Main Street, Room 308, Board of Supervisors Chambers in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the 2022/2023 (July 1 to June 30) State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to solicit public input on possible competitive and over the counter activities to be included in the application.

The Community Development and Economic Development allocations of the State CDBG program will be published in a combined “Notice of Funding Availability” (NOFA) each program year. Eligible cities and counties may submit Community Development and Housing applications for CDBG funds under the 2022 NOFA for a maximum per application request of $1,500,000.00. 

It is estimated that the funding of the State 2022 CDBG program allocation is approximately $30,000,000.

The NOFA also includes the Native American and Colonia allocations. The Native American allocation is only for areas with high concentrations of low-income Native American residents, who are not part of a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe or Rancheria. The Colonia funding is only for designated communities within 150 miles of the Mexican American border. 

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE ABOVE ALLOCATIONS IN THE 2022 NOFA CONSIST OF: HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS; PUBLIC FACILITY AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS (INCLUDING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION); PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS, PLANNING STUDIES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS ASSISTANCE, AND MICROENTERPRISE ACTIVITIES.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES PAID FOR WITH STATE CDBG FUNDS MUST MEET ONE OF THE THREE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES LISTED IN CDBG FEDERAL STATUTES AS FOLLOWS: BENEFIT TO LOW–MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS OR PERSONS; ELIMINATION OF SLUMS AND BLIGHT; OR MEETING URGENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEED (WITH PRIOR DEPARTMENT APPROVAL). 

Plumas County anticipates submitting an application under the 2022 CDBG NOFA. The Resolution before the Plumas County Board of Supervisors is to approve the submission of the CDBG Economic Development and Planning grant applications in the aggregate amount, not to exceed, $1,500,000, no later than August 19, 2022. The Resolution also hereby approves the use of CDBG Program Income in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for the CDBG activities. 

The purpose of this public hearing is to give the public an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities Plumas County should apply for under the State CDBG program. Plumas County anticipates applying for the following eligible activities in the following amounts:

Economic Development:          $750,000
Planning:                                  $250,000

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact Heidi White, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, at 530-283-6170.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to Plumas County, at 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971, or you may telephone Tracey Ferguson, Planning Director, Plumas County Planning Department, at 530-283-6214 or traceyferguson@countyofplumas.com. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM Monday – Thursday.

Plumas County promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or handicap.

Aviso de Audencia Pública
JUNTA de SUPERVISORES DeL CONDADO de Plumas 

La Junta de Supervisores llevará a cabo una Audiencia Pública: 
Martes, 16 de Agosto, 2022
10:00 AM

Las cámaras de la Junta de Supervisores, Sala 308
Palacio de justicia (Courthouse), 520 Main Street
Quincy, CA  95971

Audiencia Pública – Aviso de Audiencia Pública para conversar sobre solicitudes potenciales para desarrollo económico y para planificación que el condado podría entregar al Programa de Subvención Estatal de Bloque Para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG)

POR LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Plumas  llevará a cabo una Audiencia Pública a las 10:00 AM o poco después, el 16 de Agosto, 2022 en 520 Main Street, Sala 308, Las Cámaras de la Junta de Supervisores  para conversar sobre solicitudes potenciales para que el condado reciba fondos bajo el Programa de Subvención Estatal de Bloque Para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG) del ano 2022/2023 (1 de julio hasta 30 de junio) y para solicitar la opinión del público sobre posibles actividades competitivas y de venta libre que se incluirán en la solicitud.  

Las asignaciones de Desarrollo Comunitario y Desarrollo Económico del programa estatal CDBG se publicarán en un "Aviso de disponibilidad de fondos" (Aviso) combinado cada año del programa. Las ciudades y los condados elegibles pueden presentar solicitudes de Desarrollo Comunitario y Vivienda para fondos CDBG bajo la NOFA de 2022 por un máximo por jurisdicción de $1,500,000.00.

Se estima que la cantidad de fondos que recibirá el programa de CDBG en el ano 2022 es aproximadamente $30,000,000.

El Aviso también incluye las asignaciones para americanos nativos y para las Colonias.   La asignación para los americanos nativos es solo para áreas con concentraciones altas de residentes cuales son americanos nativos , quienes no son parte de tribus o rancherías reconocidos por el gobierno federal. La asignación para las Colonias es solo para comunidades designadas cuales son localizados dentro de 150 millas de la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos. 

LAS ACTIVIDADES ELEGIBLES BAJO LOS ASIGNACIONES DESCRITO ANTERIORMENTE EN EL AVISO DE 2022 CONSISTEN EN: ASISTENCIA PARA DUENOS DE VIVIENDAS, ASISTENCIA PARA REHABILITACION DE VIVIENDAS; PROYECTOS DE INSTALACIONES PUBLICAS Y MEJORAS PUBLICAS (INCLUYENDO MEJORAS PUBLICAS EN APOYO A LA CONSTRUCCION DE NUEVAS VIVIENDAS); PROGRAMAS DE SERVICIO PUBLICO, ESTUDIOS DE PLANIFICACION, DESAROLLO ECONOMICO, ASISTENCIA EMPRESARIAL Y PARA MICROEMPRESAS. 

Las actividades elegibles, pagadas con fondos estatales del CDBG, deben cumplir con uno de los tres Objetivos Nacionales enumerados en los Estatutos Federales del CDBG de la siguiente manera: beneficio para familias o personas de bajos ingresos; Eliminacion de deterioracion en barrios marginados; o satisfaciendo una necesidad urgente de desarrollo comunitario (con la aprobación previa del departamento).

El Condado de Plumas prevé enviar una solicitud bajo esta Aviso de 2022. La resolución presentada a la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Plumas es para aprobar que El Condado entregue solicitudes para Desarrollo Económico y Planificación en la cantidad total que no exceda $1,500,000 a más tardar el 19 de agosto de 2022. La resolución también aprueba el uso de  ingresos del Programa en una cantidad que no exceda los $500,000 para las actividades de CDBG.

El motive de esta audiencia pública es para darle al publico la oportunidad de dar a conocer sus comentarios sobre qué tipos de actividades elegibles debe solicitar el Condado de Plumas bajo el programa estatal CDBG. El condado de Plumas prevé entregar solicitudes para los siguientes actividades elegibles in las cantidades siguientes:

Desarrollo Económico:      $750,000
Planificación:                     $250,000

Si necesita adaptaciones especiales para participar in la audiencia pública, por favor de contactar a Heidi White, Secretaria de la Junta de Supervisores, al 530-283-6170.

Si no puede asistir a la audiencia pública, puede dirigir comentarios por escrito al Condado de Plumas, en:  555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971, o puede contactar por teléfono Tracey Ferguson, Directora de Planificación, al 530-283-6214 o traceyferguson@countyofplumas.com

Además, la información está disponible para su revisión en 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 entre las horas de 8:00 AM y las 5:00 PM de lunes a jueves. 

El Condado de Plumas fomenta la Vivienda justa y pone todos sus programas a disposición de familias de ingresos bajos y medios, independientemente de su edad, raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, orientación sexual, estado civil o discapacidad. 

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SIERRA VALLEY SUBBASIN GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN (GSP) 

In 2014, Governor Brown signed into law a package of bills (Senate Bill 1168, Senate Bill 1319, and Assembly Bill 1739) collectively called the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The intent of SGMA is to create a “framework for sustainable groundwater management and use of groundwater in a manner that can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results.” 

The Sierra Valley groundwater basin is a medium-priority basin. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was made and entered into on January 8, 2019 by and between the SVGMD and Plumas County to establish and facilitate a cooperative and ongoing working relationship between the County and the SVGMD, as co-Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, to develop a single Sierra Valley Subbasin GSP. 

The purpose of the GSP is to ensure that “sustainable groundwater management” in the Sierra Valley Subbasin is achieved by 2042 and maintained at least until 2072. As required by SGMA, a Sustainability Goal must be developed to fulfill the regulations and culminate in the absence of undesirable results within the next 20 years. The overarching Sustainability Goal for groundwater management in the Sierra Valley Subbasin is: To manage groundwater resources in a manner that best supports the long-term health of the people, the environment, and the economy of Sierra Valley into the future by avoiding significant and unreasonable impacts to environmental, domestic, agricultural, and industrial beneficial uses and users of groundwater.

GSP Annual Report (Water Year 2021) 

SV GW Basin_5-012.01_WY_2021_AnnualReport_04.01.22

GSP PUBLIC COMMENT

The Sierra Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs)—Sierra Valley Groundwater Management District (SVGMD) and the Plumas County Board of Supervisors—adopted by resolution the Sierra Valley Subbasin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) on January 17, 2022 and January 18, 2022, respectively. The adopted GSP was then submitted to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) by the January 31, 2022 deadline.

The GSP official 75-day public comment period has ended, although comments can still be submitted to DWR at the link below: 

https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/comments/125 

Click on the blue box in the upper left to “Add Comment.” Fill in the information on the Comment Submission form and click Submit. Note the Comment Submission form includes the ability to upload additional files, if desired. All submitted public comments can be viewed on the SGMA Portal and will be posted publicly.

The GSP is provided as a single file on DWR's website at: https://sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/gsp/preview/125

INDIVIDUAL GSP FILES FOR VIEWING/DOWNLOAD


Front Cover/Acknowledgements/List of Acronyms/Signatures

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Plan Area

Chapter 3 – Sustainable Management Criteria

Chapter 4 – Projects and Management Actions

Chapter 5 – Plan Implementation

Chapter 6 – References

Appendix 1-1 GSA Submittal to DWR

Appendix 1-2 GSA Memorandum of Understanding

Appendix 1-3 SVGMD Policy Manual

Appendix 1-4 SVGMD Purchasing Policy

Appendix 1-5 GSP Preparation Checklist

Appendix 2-1 DMS Technical Memorandum

Appendix 2-2 Brief History of Ramelli Ranch Vicinity

Appendix 2-3 Communications & Engagement Plan

Appendix 2-4 Comment Response Summary

Appendix 2-5 Data Gaps and Monitoring Plan

Appendix 2-6 Water Quality Assessment

Appendix 2-7 Sierra Valley Hydrogeologic System Model and Water Budget Report

Appendix 3-1 Well Impact Analysis

Appendix 3-2 Historical Groundwater Levels

Appendix 3-3 GDE/NDVI Assessment

Appendix 5-1 Funding Options Technical Memorandum

Appendix 5-2 Annual Reporting Template

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