By Chris DeBenedetti
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 11:30 am in Uncategorized.
I got back yesterday from a 10-day vacation — Nov. 2 to Nov. 11. It was sorely needed.
My first day back ended around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Newark City Council chambers. That’s where the Newark Planning Commission voted to recommend approval for the General Plan Update, even after eight residents spoke in opposition to the Updated Plan, the Area 4 development proposal and other development projects therein.
The Planning Commission voted unanimously 6-0 to recommend the plan for approval.
The commission’s vote on the issue had been continued (in other words, postponed) in meetings throughout October, as local residents, environmental groups and regional agencies voiced their opposition, especially to the housing and mixed-use projects planned in Areas 3 and 4. That opposition was noted in an Argus story filed Oct. 30.
The City Council will vote on General Plan Update at a meeting scheduled Dec. 12.