Date of Meeting: May 10, 2005

Time of Meeting: 5:15 p.m.

Place of Meeting: Council Chamber, City Hall

Commissioners Present: Doug Dale

Dan Irving (arrived late)

James Brink

Dennison Herring

Jack Winter

Commissioners Absent: None

General Plan Advisory

Update Committee: Andrew Christ

Greg Latourell

Lamar Bayles

Phyllis Avilla, Alternate

Kathy Bonner, Alternate

Staff Present: Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

Scot Timboe, Planner

Cheryl Smith, Deputy City Clerk

Chairperson Dale called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.


Kathy Bonner commented that there was a need for a small bridge over Brickyard Creek from Bidwell Oaks Subdivision to the Red Bluff Union High School campus.

Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, stated that this was a good item for the General Plan Update under the Circulation Element.

Commissioner Herring suggested that she speak with Trails United regarding the bridge as it may already be in the plans.


At this time members of the General Plan Update Advisory Committee, Planning Commission and staff introduced themselves.


M/S/C Herring, Brink to approve the minutes of March 22, 2005.

AYES: Commissioners: Brink, Dale, Herring and Winter

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Commissioner Irving (arrived after minutes were approved)


Planning Director Charlie Mullen distributed the current General Plan Elements to the Planning Commission and members of the General Plan Update Committee and gave a brief summary of the elements. He also touched on the Brown Act and stated that if they felt it would be beneficial he could request that the City Attorney attend a meeting and give a presentation on the Brown Act.

General Plan Update Committee Member Greg Latourell stated that he liked the make up of the committee and that it may be beneficial to everyone that the City Attorney give a presentation on the Brown Act so that everyone fully understands what is acceptable and what is not.

Mr. Mullen stated that this would be a 1-2 year process and the first step would be to work on the Sphere of Influence. Mr. Mullen also handed out some informational items including a Northern California Chapter of the American Planning Associations article on General Plan Diagrams and the First Chapter of the State of California General Plan Guidelines 2003. Mr. Mullen encouraged the Committee members to review the current General Plan and informational items prior to the next meeting.

It was discussed and agreed on that Monday’s would work for everyone and the first meeting would be held on June 20th at 5:15 p.m. After which meetings would be held at least once a month of the first and/or third Monday of each month.

Committee member Lamar Bayles reported that he would be unable to attend that meeting as he would be out of town, but that there would be no problems with future Mondays.

There being no further business Chairperson Dale adjourned the meeting at 6:42 p.m. to May 24, 2005 at 5:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Charlie Mullen

Planning Director