CORRECTED AGENDA FOR BOULEVARD PLANNING GROUP APRIL3: LOSS OF LAND LINE PHONES CONCERNS RURAL RESIDENTS

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AT&T  and FCC plan to eliminate landline phone service to be discussed, along with major energy projects and more

April 3, 2014 (Boulevard) -- An incorrect agenda was inadvertently sent to our media outlet for tonight’s Boulevard Planning Group.  The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Boulevard Fire Training Room on 39919 Ribbonwood Road in Boulevard. 

The agenda will include possible actions regarding FCC and AT&T plans to eliminate landline phone service nationwide. ECM recently reported on grave problems experienced by some rural residents who switched from landlines to cellular, in one case resulting in a barn burning down because the resident could not reach 911.

Other agenda items include the following:

a proposed Rough Acres Ranch Campground/Conference Center, Soitec Solar’s industrial-scale solar projects, proposed faux water tower wireless communications facility on Old Highway 80, updates on the Boulevard Substation and Tule Wind issues, notice of an April 25 court hearing on a legal challenge to the county wind ordinance and general plan amendment impacting Boulevard, Chapman Ranch Solar, a Fire Safe Council Report, Revitalization Report, and announcement of a court rules on Sempra’s cross-border transmission line.