Filed with the Bankruptcy Court Oct. 16, 2007
Re: Chapter 11 Case Nos. 07-20027 through 07-20032
a 9-pg pdf document
On October 9, 2007, in the City of Eureka, California, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors held a public meeting and passed an interim urgency ordinance prohibiting residential uses on lands zoned Timberland Production (TPZ) in the County.
The ordinance was in direct response to the Plan for Reorganization submitted by the debtors to the Bankruptcy Court that outlines a proposal for residential development in Humboldt County known as the "Redwoods Ranch Development." In that plan the debtors propose to develop and sell approximately 22,000 acres of commercial redwood forest as 160 acre "kingdom" or "trophy" properties. The parcels would be marketed for high-end low-density residential and recreational development.
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors does not believe that this development is feasible. The plan is inconsistent with existing land use plans and policies and is inconsistent with all of the plans and policies that are currently being reviewed in the County's General Plan Update.
Enclosed for your review is a copy of the ordinance that suspends the entitlement to a building permit on lands zoned TPZ in Humboldt County. Please consider this ordinance when you review Scotia Development LLC's reorganization plan for feasibility on October 23, 2007.
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