Sacramento County Board of Supervisors to Consider Connector General Plan Amendment
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors on April 9 is expected to consider approval of a General Plan amendment that supports implementation of the voter-approved Capital SouthEast Connector
The current Sacramento County General Plan designation for the Connector alignment â€“ six lanes with concrete curb and gutter, medians and parkways â€“ is inconsistent with the areaâ€™s rural nature.
The Sacramento County Planning Commission in January unanimously recommended approval of the General Plan amendment.
â€œSacramento Countyâ€™s approval of the General Plan amendment will be a significant step forward for the Connector,â€ said Tom Zlotkowski
, executive director of the Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA). â€œWe expect the other JPA jurisdictions to also approve general plan amendments supporting the Connector within the next few months. That will position us well to successfully pursue the additional funding weâ€™ll need to get construction underway.â€
A general plan amendment will next be considered in Folsom, with Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove and El Dorado County to follow.
The amendments will help ensure consistent Connector design and implementation across the five JPA member jurisdictions, and set the stage for the more detailed planning and design that will take place during the project-level environmental review of specific Connector segments.