Doug Peters, above, called for a regional groundwater study before either Tejon Mountain Village or Frazier Park Estates is considered by Kern County. In June, mountain residents turned out in force to learn about the environmental impacts of Tejon Mountain Village.
Frazier Park Estates Hearing Still Set for August 13
Kern County Planning Director Ted James said in an email to The Mountain Enterprise July 23 that the public hearing before the Kern County Planning Commission about the “Final” Environmental Impact Report for Tejon Mountain Village has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10.
It was previously scheduled to be heard August 13, along with Frazier Park Estates. The Commission is still scheduled to approve or disapprove the Frazier Park Estates project on August 13. James explained the schedule change in his note. He was answering an inquiry sent to him on behalf of a reader, Richard Schmidt, who was a planning commissioner in San Luis Obispo County for eight years. Schmidt challenges the legality of the haste with which Kern County is rushing to entitlements for Tejon Mountain Village. James responds by denying that two weeks is too little time to review the final Draft Environmental Impact Report, but then extends the hearing date by nearly a month.
The full dialogue begins in Community Input Puzzled By Haste
See also OpEd: The Hidden Costs of Sprawl
This is part of the July 31, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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