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Links to Planning efforts affecting the future of KRV
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  Link   A Vision for the Kern River Valley: Principles for Economic & Ecological Sustainability
This watershed June 2000 document was put together by the Department of Landscape Architecture's 606 Studio at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
  Link   23rd Edition Kern Council of Governments Member Agencies Areawide Directory
Kern COG has developed and maintains a directory that includes information about member agencies and services within Kern County.
  Link   Kern COG Blueprint
Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG)'s Kern Blueprint process is designed to help Kern County cities as well as Kern County plan for future growth and quality of life through the integration of transportation, housing, land use, economic developmen
  Link   Kern COG Documents to download
A large number of planning documents prepared by the Kern Council of Goverments (Kern COG) while will affect the future of Kern County. Several of these are key to Federal funding of Kern County Transportation projects.
  Link   Kern River Valley Specific Plan - Kern County Planning Department
The best place to find current information on the ongoing process to realize a Specific Plan for the Kern River Valley.
  Link   Kern River Valley Specific Plan - 2nd Draft
The comment period closed on February 9, 2007. The FINAL draft & EIR are expected to be released later in 2007. At that time, there will be another opportunity for comments prior to eventual adoption.
  Link   Kern River Valley Specific Plan January 12, 2005 Meeting Summary
Summary of a public meeting held by the Kern County Planning Department on the 2nd Draft of the Kern River Specific Plan. This meeting was held in Lake Isabella on January 12, 2005. [PDF file = 49K bytes]
  Link   Rare Earth News
Indexed News Stories on California Growth and Development Issues, Water Supply, Passenger Rail, Retrofitting the Cities to Fix the Problems of Urbanization, etc.
  Link   Walkable Communities
The core mission of this non-profit organization, founded in 1996, is to promote walkability as the cornerstone of a successful, vibrant community. Walkable communities are more liveable communities & lead to whole, happy, healthy lives for the peop
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