FREE LEGAL WORKSHOP FOR PROPERTY OWNERS & BUSINESS OWNERS IMPACTED BY POWERLINK

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June 8, 2009 (Alpine)--The East County Community Action Coalition (ECCAC), in partnership with The Protect Our Communities Foundation and Backcountry Against Dumps is sponsoring a free legal rights workshop for individuals and businesses directly impacted by the Sunrise Powerlink.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard in Alpine. Property owners and business owners directly impacted by Powerlink will have an opportunity to meet with an attorney and find answers to common questions such as: Can I refuse to allow SDG&E surveyors on my property? Are they required to give me advance notice of their visits? How will they determine the value of my property which they seek to take by eminent domain? Is the price negotiable? What if the lines make my parcels un-usable? What if I agree to their terms and then the Sunrise Powerlink Project is terminated? Will my business on Alpine Blvd be compensated for lost revenue? To register for the workshop, please contact ECCAC via email at info@eastcountyaction.org. The workshop is free to qualified attendees. Organizers emphasize that DG&E and Sempra employees, agents, or affiliates (including subcontractors) are not qualified to attend the event, and all attendees will be asked to sign an affidavit stating you are in no way affiliated.