The Tulare County Resource Management Agency (RMA) has outsourced the update of the Mountain Area Plan to a group of undergrad students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo County. These students are hosting a planning meeting at the Three Rivers Memorial Building on Monday, 13 February at 6pm.
Key points: 
  • The Mountain Area DOES NOT include Three Rivers. Three Rivers completed the multi-year planning process in 2018, and another Three Rivers Community Plan update is not authorized under the current General Plan, as amended.
  • The Mountain Area does include Wilsonia, Silver City, Camp Nelson, Sequoia Crest, Alpine Village, Quaking Aspen, Ponderosa, Johnsondale, Monache Meadows, Kennedy Meadows, Chimney Peak, California Hot Springs, Pine Flat, Idlewild, Panorama Heights, Balance Rock, Posey, Fairview-on-the-Kern, and Corral Creek. See for more information.
  • The Mountain Area Plan update is intended to result in zoning and other code changes that could have a serious impact on Mountain Area stakeholders, including those who are attempting to rebuild or repair their properties after the recent fires.
  • Although Three Rivers residents are welcome to attend the meeting, Three Rivers residents should not participate in the Mountain Area Plan development process unless they own property or businesses in the Mountain Area. (The Mountain Area stakeholders have the right to guide the development of their own plan.)
  • According to RMA, the student team is being led by the son of Associate Director Mike Washam, RMA (the organization responsible for the planning process).
If you know people who reside, own property, or run businesses in the Mountain Area, please let them know about the meeting.
If you have any concerns, please contact the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research at (916) 322-2318. 
[Source: Laile Di Silvestro. Summary derived from public documents and emails from Tulare County RMA.]