By Patric Hedlund
The attorney for developer Frank Arciero, Jr. wrote a letter to the attorney for the TriCounty Watchdogs last Thursday, June 12. Jon D. Cantor told Babak Naficy of a public hearing “for the state to purchase my client’s property in Frazier Park.”
Arciero’s ‘Fallingstar’ or ‘Frazier Park Estates’ land is actually in Lebec—the wild mountain area south and west of Flying J, wrapping around Frazier Mountain High School.
For a full decade that acreage has been at the heart of a bitter dispute about whether there is enough accessible water for the developer to double the population of this region with hundreds of houses. The community said it wasn’t a good idea. The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted to allow it anyway. The community, led by the TriCounty Watchdogs, took the developer and the county to court. The judge agreed with the community.
Now, on Wednesday, June 25, from 5-8 p.m. a public hearing will ask if Hungry Valley State OHV Park should acquire the land. Arciero’s lawyer said: “…My client would appreciate it very much if you could encourage your clients to attend and support the sale. If this sale is completed, no development will be able to take place. I am sure this will please your clients.”
See the hearing notice in the Classifieds on page 26.
This is part of the June 20, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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