Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blog #25 - Mini Charrette Planned to Accommodate More Ross Valley Students within the Town of Fairfax

Two Meeting Dates have been confirmed for a Mini Charrette regarding the need to address an increased population of students entering the Ross Valley School District.

The first Mini Charrette meeting will be held on Sunday April 25th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Women's Club, and the second meeting will be held on Saturday May 1st from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the Women’s Club.

This first session on April 25th will focus on:

a) Background briefings, b) brainstorming “values” going forward, and c) “listing” all acceptable opportunity sites

The second session on May 1st will focus on:

a) Reviewing “site-capacity” studies on the sites identified on the 25th (prepared by design professionals between the public sessions.)

b) Receive feed-back on the alternative plans, and prioritize sites.

Then, on May 6th at the Ross Valley School Board meeting the results of the Mini Charrette will be presented to the Board to give them (1) a confirmed list of potential sites, (2) capacity studies on each of those sites, and (3) a preference of those sites and possible “strategies” to accommodate 180 new students in Fairfax.

These three items would be presented with the strong recommendation on how to conduct the CEQA review on ALL the sites in the District equally.