JACOB CONVENES POWERLINK TOWN HALL JUNE 23 AFTER FOREST SERVICE DENIES REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING

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CORRECTION:  Our newsletter contained an incorrect date for the Powerlink town hall meeting. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 23. 

 

June 18, 2010 (Alpine) – Supervisor Dianne Jacob and The Protect Our Communities Foundation will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 23 in Alpine to provide the public a forum for comments to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), which is considering whether to allow the controversial Sunrise Powerlink high-voltage power lines to cross 19 miles of Cleveland National Forest in East County.

 

The Forest Service has denied community requests to hold a public hearing on the matter, though written comments have been accepted.

 

The Protect Our Communities Foundation is an alliance of community stakeholder groups that have challenged the line in federal court. SDG&E and the Forest Service have been invited to attend.

 

The town hall forum will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 23 in the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard in Alpine.