1. BulletGet informed! Read all you can about the Ridge at Trinitas project here on the KIRC website; review the EIR documents and public comments, including letters from state and federal agencies. See original documents on the County website.

  2. BulletCall or write the Planning Commissioners and Supervisors

  3. BulletAttend the Planning Commission’s public hearing on Trinitas March 19 at the San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Hill Road

  4. BulletWrite a letter to the editor

  5. BulletExplain to your friends why the Ridge at Trinitas project should NOT be approved as proposed.

  6. BulletContribute financially to help cover KIRC’s expenses


Planning Commissioners:

District 1: Ted Allured



District 2: Fawn McLaughlin


Ph: 286-1573

District 3: Suzanne Kuehl


Home Ph: 795-4234

Office Ph: 795-3310

Fax: 795-0141

District 4: Bill Mason


District 5: Steve Kearney


Email the Planning Commission:

Email Us

Phone: (209) 754-6394

Fax: (209) 754-6540

Or Mail to Commissioners:

Planning Commission

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

Board of Supervisors:

District 1: Gary Tofanelli


District 2: Steve Wilensky


District 3: Merita Callaway


District 4: Tom Tryon


District 5: Russ Thomas (Chair)


Fax: (209) 754-6540

Or Mail to supervisors at:

Board of Supervisors

891 Mountain Ranch Road

San Andreas, CA 95249

Be sure your concerns are entered into the public record. Email copies of all official correspondence regarding Trinitas to:


Letters to the Editor:

  1.        A.    The Valley Springs News, published Wednesday and Friday                 

  2.                  Hits the newsstands Tuesday and Thursday late afternoons)   Web site: www.valleyspringsnews.com/

                      The Valley Springs News, P.O. Box 1297, Valley Springs, CA 95252

                      Phone 772-2234

                      Email, Letters to the Editor: info@valleyspringsnews.com  (maximum 375 words)

B.  The Calaveras Enterprise            Web site: www.calaverasenterprise.com

                      Office hours: M-F 8:30-5. Located at 15 N. Main Street, San Andreas

                      Mail to: P.O. Box 1197 San Andreas, CA 95249

                      Phone 754-3861 or 1-888 811-3861   FAX Newsroom 754-4396,  

                      Email, Letters to the Editor:   editor@calaverasenterprise.com  (maximum 350 words)

C.  The Stockton RecordWeb site: www.recordnet.com 

Dana Nichols, Mother Lode Reporter,  dnichols@recordnet.com, cell 607-1361

39 Main Street, San Andreas, CA 95249

Email, Letters to the Editor: editor@recordnet.com   (1 letter per 30 days) (maximum 250 words)

D.  The Sonora Union-Democrat  Web site:  www.uniondemocrat.com

Letters to the Editor: letters@uniondemocrat.com (1 letter per 30 days; no letters submitted to other newspapers, signed/current address/phone number) (maximum 275 words)

Phone 532-7151;  Newsroom fax: 532-6451

Copyright 2009 - Keep It Rural Calaveras (KIRC)

Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are the property of KIRC.

Documents were obtained from Calaveras County under the Public Records Act, and from cited news sources.

Masthead photo:                              

Llama grazes across the road from Trinitas, where it helps to protect the sheep from predators. Who’s protecting our agricultural land and residents in rural neighborhoods from developers who build incompatible projects on Natural Resources land?