I am writing on behalf of the Calaveras Planning Coalition in response to Vicky Reinke’s Feb. 26 letter to the editor in which she writes, “It is not uncommon for MyValleySprings.com and the Calaveras Planning Coalition to file lawsuits against our county when they don’t get their way. This is just one more example of how they operate. Remember, these lawsuits cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Do they ever think about that?”
As a member of the Calaveras Planning Coalition, to which MyValleySprings.com belongs, I can say with certainty that in the more than 10 years in which the coalition has existed, neither the coalition nor MyValleySprings.com has filed a lawsuit against Calaveras County.
The coalition is a federation of regional and local organizations, community groups and concerned individuals who promote public participation in land use and resource planning to ensure a healthy human, natural and economic environment now and in the future.
Coalition members are very concerned about the disposition of our tax dollars, which is why we believe development should not outpace the ability of local governments to provide adequate services and infrastructure or reduce the level of services provided to existing community residents.
The Calaveras Planning Coalition is facilitated by an excellent land-use attorney who provides education and guidance that will hopefully continue to keep citizens and the county out of court. If Ms. Reinke wants to learn more about the coalition and what we actually do, she may visit our website: calaverascap.com.