ALTAMIRA (development around Friendly Hills) UPDATE:
Meeting on September 1, 2016
6:30 TO 8:30pm at the Joshua Tree Community Center.
The Appeal to the Board of Supervisors is on September 13.
The agenda and timing is TBD.
We’ve created a group forum for petition signers and/or anyone interested in opposing Altamira to try to gather support/attendance for the Sept 13th BOS hearing. The URL is http://jt105-alliance.freeforums.net/
More on Alta Mira
In mid-June, the pro-Dollar General side won an Appellate Court ruling against the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance [JTDBA], a grassroots group of Joshua Tree residents, friends and neighbors who have been fighting Dollar General’s plan to locate a store here for over four years.
This morning, the JTDBA’s Celeste Doyle reported that this Monday, Aug. 22, JTDBA is going to appeal that decision to California’s State Supreme Court:
Our attorney advises that a Petition for [California State] Supreme Court Review will be filed Monday.
We will post the Petition when we get a copy.
Posted in blight, Dollar General, Dynamic Development, Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, news
Tagged Celeste Doyle, Depierro Development Corporation, Dollar General, Dynamic Development, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, Kerri DePierro
Three parties appealed to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to overturn the Planning Commission’s approval to build a 115-acre industrial solar complex on the grounds of the old Roy Williams Airport on Sunfair in Joshua Tree. (The project is within view of the nearby National Park.)
All three appeals failed today, 4-1. Only Supervisor James Ramos, whose district includes Joshua Tree, voted against the project.
What happens next? A lawsuit or three to stop the project from going forward seems likely.
Yesterday the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held a hearing regarding three appeals against the Planning Commission’s approval of NextEra’s proposal to build a 115-acre industrial solar complex on the old Roy Williams Airport facility on Sunfair in Joshua Tree.
Local activist Peggy Kennedy reports on what happened:
After public comment finished three [of the five] supervisors remained. [Supervisor/Chairman James] Ramos made a motion to continue until Aug 16 at 1pm. Public Comment is closed. JTSolar LLC (NextEra) will have 5 minutes and the three appellants will have 3 minutes each on Aug. 16. They will vote on the motion to deny the appeals or possibly another motion will be presented. Not sure about the latter.
You can view yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, which includes the hearing, starting here: http://sanbernardino.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=13&clip_id=3887
More info on this issue is available from the local activists at solarjt.com
In mid-June, the pro-Dollar General side won an Appellate Court ruling against the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, a grassroots group of Joshua Tree residents, friends and neighbors who have been fighting Dollar General’s plan to locate a store here for years. At that point there seemed to be a very tight deadline for the JTDBA to file an appeal of this decision to California’s Supreme Court.
Celeste Doyle from the JTDBA has now posted this update on Facebook:
The Appellate Court recently ruled that its decision in this case will be published. This extends our deadline for filing for Supreme Court review. (I do not have the new deadline). Our attorney is aware that there is a lot of support for filing. We are still consulting. Apologies I don’t have more information.
From Joshua Tree Community for Responsible Solar …
Informational meeting and letter writing about the NextEra JT Airport Industrial Solar Farm Appeal
PLEASE COME – JULY 28 – THURSDAY 6:30-8:30PM
Joshua Tree Community Center
6171 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Information and Letter Writing
San Bernardino County Supervisors
Joshua Tree Airport [Industrial] Solar Project
Appeal Hearing is on Aug 9!