Stanislaus County Supervisors Watch

Stanislaus County supervisors on Tuesday:

Approved the Housing Element for the county general plan.

The planning document shows the county can respond to housing needs in the area. It also says the county will continue efforts to encourage affordable housing, such as a first-time home buyer program and home buyer counseling.

Approved a general plan amendment and rezoning for Derrel's Mini Storage at 5019 Tunson Road, at Tunson and Kiernan Avenue, near Modesto. The 7.37 acres was not part of the 1999 approval for the ministorage facility, but was set aside for expansion. The storage complex expanded with recreational vehicle and boat storage without going through the rezone process.