The Community Planning Advisory Council (CPAC) was created in unincorporated County areas such as Fair Oaks to facilitate and encourage direct citizen participation early in the planning process.
One of the items on their agenda this week was a multi-million dollar proposal to demolish and rebuild the Fair Oaks Water District construction site across the street from the District’s main headquarters.
Many members were unaware of this proposal and surprised that it was being presented to CPAC for approval.
You can view a recording of the presentation using the link below (the Water District proposal starts 34 minutes into the recording).
Given the size of this proposal and the impact it will have on Fair Oaks Village, FOVEC is seeking your input on the following questions related to the proposal:
Were you aware of this proposal, and do you believe that the Fair Oaks Water District did a good job of outreach to the community?
The proposal is to build another public building in the Spanish Revival architectural style - do you agree that is the best style for a new building in the VIllage?
The proposal includes parking spaces that could be used to augment existing public parking in the Village - based on how the Water District has posted their parking locations in the Village, do you expect these new spaces to be available to the public?
The proposal includes a new “park-like” area that could be used for public events - based on how the Water District has limited the use of their existing meeting space, do you expect this new space to be available to the public?
This location is in a prime location in the Village next to existing residential property and small businesses - is maintaining this location as a construction site in the public’s best interest?
Please feel free to comment on any or all of these questions.