Eblast: July 16, 2016

  • Sand to Snow National Monument Collaboration Workshop
  • Joshua Tree Community Plan meeting with San Bernardino County representatives
  • Joshua Tree Airport Solar Farm BOS Appeal Hearing
  • Soda Mountain Solar BOS Hearing
  • Dollar General: JT Downtown Business Alliance loses in State Court of Appeal

Here is a quick review of important meetings for several issues that have been on our radar for the past months. Would love to see you at these meetings to ensure the public interests are well represented – especially those aligned with MBCA’s mission!

Sand to Snow National Monument Collaboration Workshop

Tuesday, July 19th, 5:00-7:00 PM
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center – 57090 29 Palms Hwy.
U.S. Forest Service & BLM are hosting collaborative workshops with information about land use plans and upcoming efforts.

 

Joshua Tree Community Plan meeting with San Bernardino County representatives

Thursday, July 21st, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location:  Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Street
This is the third meeting in a series with County Planning Staff. Background and meeting details are on the Countywide Plan website.

 

Joshua Tree Airport Solar Farm BOS Appeal Hearing

Tuesday, August 9th; 10:00 AM (open session begins) – 2:00 PM
Location:  County Covington Chambers, County Government Center
385 North Arrowhead Avenue, First Floor, San Bernardino
OR –
Morongo Basin County Government Center, 6427 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree via videoconference
San Bernardino Co. Supervisors will hear the three appeals opposing the project. Show your support of the opposition by attending the videoconference of the meeting at Bob Burke Government Center, JT or in person in San Bernardino. Background information plus details of the BOS Hearing can be found on MBCA’s Renewable Energy webpage (scroll down past the section on the Soda Mountain Solar project).

 

Soda Mountain Solar BOS Hearing

Tuesday, August 23rd, 10:00 AM (open session begins) – 2:00 PM
Location:  County Covington Chambers, County Government Center
385 North Arrowhead Avenue, First Floor, San Bernardino
OR –
Morongo Basin County Government Center, 6427 White Feather Road, Joshua Tree via videoconference
San Bernardino Co. Supervisors meet to hear CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) findings on Soda Mountain Solar Energy & determine future of the project. Show your support of the opposition by attending via videoconference at Bob Burke Government Center, JT or in person at BOS Hearing Chamber, SB. 

 

Find MBCA’s Call for Action on Soda Mountain posted on the MBCA website – including a model letter for your comments – personal letters best!

Mail to: MBCA by August 19th:  PO Box 24, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(Any letters received by MBCA after August 19th will be forwarded to the Supervisors by mail or scanned for e-mail delivery.)

 

Dollar General: JT Downtown Business Alliance loses in State Court of Appeal

Updates and possible future action can be found on the Defend Joshua Tree website/blog.

 

Got to keep up our defense of the desert and plenty of opportunity to do so!

 

Sometime in August, you will be offered the opportunity to join a second MBCA Eblast list that will send you a VERY SHORT email whenever there is updated content or new events posted on the MBCA website.  It will only give you the topic of the new information and a link, to keep you up-to-date between EBlasts.  Watch for more information about this option in August.


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