When I went to speak with senator Joel Anderson about the sand mining project in the valley, his answer was that he is not going to waste his career on “this” and that our local corruption is nothing compared with LA, for example. Why are our representatives ignoring public interest? So, today I reached… Read More Letter to Senator Joel Anderson
Dear friends of the El Monte Valley, the trail at Hanson Pond is closed and here is the official confirmation from the land owner. I know you’ve heard from others the gate is open, but somebody unlocked it illegally. Enter at your own risk. Last time I went to the SD County Board of Supervisors… Read More Michael Beck confirms closed trail at Hanson Pond
Background In 1997, El Capitan Golf Course, LLC wanted to build a golf course in the El Monte Valley, located in Lakeside, CA. They leased the land from Helix Water District and they started to sand mine immediately without a permit. Up to this day, the huge holes they created are still not restored. Helix… Read More What, when, who, how, why – The sand mining project in the El Monte Valley
The DEADLINE is September 14 at 4pm. We promised to help the community with a list of talking points that can be addressed in our letters to comment on CEQA. All the instructions how to write the letters and where to send them via mail or email are in our previous post “Write a CEQA… Read More Talking points for CEQA comments
The DEADLINE is September 14 at 4pm. It is time to raise your voice, and/or take pen to paper, on behalf of El Monte Valley. The County of San Diego will be preparing an Environmental Impact Report. The first step in this process is to determine the “scope” of issues to be addressed. Details of… Read More Write CEQA comments!
Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm Lakeside Community Center 9841 Vine St, Lakeside, California 92040 Members of the public, agencies and organizations are invited to attend and submit comments to assist in determining the scope and content of the environmental informational impact report.
The Notice of Preparation for CEQA was published yesterday by the County of San Diego. Our coalition will have a strategy meeting soon and we will update everybody regarding the next step in our action to stop the sand mining. Those of you who attended the community meeting on July 28 remember how crucial it… Read More The Notice of Preparation for CEQA