Planning Commission to hear appeal Friday; ECM tours site; environmentalists threaten lawsuit
By Miriam Raftery
December 10,2015 (Alpine)—An appeal filed yesterday on behalf of three environmental groups and neighbors of Covert Canyon will be heard by the County Planning Commission tomorrow at 9 a.m. If the appeal is denied, a letter signed by appellants’ attorney Marco Gonzalez states, “the Environmental groups and Appellants intend to file suit and seek injunctive relief before the matter is heard by the Board of Supervisors.”
In addition to Clark and Robin Williams, the closest neighbors, Gonzalez' letter states he is representing the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, Save Our Forests and Ranchlands, and Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation.
A staff report recommends denying the appeal and upholding the Planning Director’s decision to reclassify the use of the property as law enforcement.