Category Archives: County Planning Commission

New Redwood Valley Community Plan Centers on Town’s Identity

By Ashley Tressel, Ukiah Daily Journal, June 15, 2017 The small, farming town of Redwood Valley is having an identity crisis. Housing a tight-knit community of people who know and work the land, the town is yearning for a set … Continue reading

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Smart Growth Rural Mendo Op-Ed: Dollar General Gets Its Way

Redwood Valley Market Loses Suit Against Dollar General Judge Richard Henderson issued a decision on January 11, 2017, to deny the lawsuit by the Redwood Valley Market owners, Alex and Anthony Chehada, against Dollar General. The many Redwood Valley residents … Continue reading

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Redwood Valley Loses to Dollar General

By Erick O’Donnell, The Lake County Record-Bee   January 17, 2017 A lawsuit to stop the development of a Dollar General store in Redwood Valley was roundly rejected Jan. 11 by Mendocino Superior Court Judge Richard Henderson, ending a last-ditch … Continue reading

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Mendocino County Planning Commission Extends Formula Business Talks

By Adam Randall, Ukiah Daily Journal   August 19, 2016 A decision on a drafted formula business ordinance before Mendocino County planning commissioners Thursday was again continued to a future meeting in November to allow for more public feedback. The commissioners … Continue reading

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More Chain Stores Headed to Rural Mendocino?

With the year-long moratorium on chain or “formula” businesses set to expire on September 20, the County of Mendocino will present a proposed ordinance to the Planning Commission on August 18 at their regular meeting. The ordinance, which will amend … Continue reading

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Mendo County’s Planning and Building Proposal for Formula Stores

By Chris Boyd On April 19th, the Board of Supervisors chose a model concept for adding a review process for formula businesses in rural areas of the County that aren’t already protected by Coastal Commission oversight (“formula businesses,” as in … Continue reading

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