Butte County Board of Supervisors revisits Bell-Muir zoning

Aug 25, 2015 9:48 PM

Proposed developments north of the green-line have one group of neighbors calling to reverse a 2012 decision to re-zone the Bell-Muir neighborhood.

Residents in the Bell-Muir area came to the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting to have their voices heard.

The rezoning decision was made in 2012. It changes the 5 acre per parcel minimum to 2.5.
Residents argue they weren't properly notified and are asking the board to reverse the decision. Residents argue the re-zoning undermines the goals of the Greenline Policy.

The green line, West of Chico, was established in 1982 after much debate. Proponents argued that it was needed to protect prime farmland between Chico and the Sacramento River. Opponents argued it was an infringement on property rights.

The development committee is looking at an ordinance addressing an agricultural set back, seeing if theres a way to combine the issues.

Because of the complexity of the situation, the Butte County Board of Supervisors has agreed to postpone any action until September 15th.


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