City asks Crestview for more information about Well #8, and Planning Commission hearing will be delayed.

The City has asked Crestview to provide responses to 18 of the 39 comments filed by Well #8 Neighbors Group.  The City needs this information to fulfill its duty to respond to all comments received on its draft Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Crestview has requested that the December 5 Planning Commission Continue reading City asks Crestview for more information about Well #8, and Planning Commission hearing will be delayed.

Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 2.

This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on the Well #8 Neighbors Group filing describing 39 deficiencies in City’s Initial Study and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Well #8 permit application.  A permit may not be granted until the disclosure defects are remedied. Part 1 is here. The Continue reading Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project. Part 2.

Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project (Part 1).

On October 27, the Well #8 Neighbors Group filed 39 comments on the City’s Initial Study and draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Well #8 permit application.  A permit may not be granted until the disclosure defects are remedied. Here, in three parts, we publish only the comments themselves, grouped Continue reading Shareholders cite 39 failures to make complete disclosures about the Well #8 project (Part 1).

This is why Calleguas is funding Well #8. What’s in it for Crestview?

Calleguas Municipal Water District is paying for Well #8 so it can have a local supply if an earthquake blocks its 1.3-mile-long Santa Susana Tunnel.  This would replace a small part of the interrupted supply of northern California water into our part of Ventura County.  This picture, from a recent Continue reading This is why Calleguas is funding Well #8. What’s in it for Crestview?

City invites comments on flawed Well #8 environmental document.

The City has posted online an Initial Study of potential environmental impacts and a finding that any potential impacts will be mitigated by changing the project.  The Initial Study is flawed mainly because Crestview did not disclose critical facts to the City.  This post discusses three flaws.  The public may Continue reading City invites comments on flawed Well #8 environmental document.

More on how the public can participate in Well #8 permit process

There will be a 20-day period for public comments to City Planning Staff about its draft environmental document, details here. There will be a later chance to submit comments to the Planning Commission on the Staff report, the final environmental document, and everything else the commenter wants the Planning Commission Continue reading More on how the public can participate in Well #8 permit process

Crestview to meet with City next week to agree on Well #8 permit conditions.

Interim General Manager, Durrell McAdoo, will meet with City staff early next week to negotiate the conditions to be in the Well #8 permit.  A public hearing and permit issuance could be as soon as December 5, according to McAdoo’s September 26 report to the Board. We contacted the assigned Continue reading Crestview to meet with City next week to agree on Well #8 permit conditions.

In only change of Officers, Board elects Steven Muro Secretary.  Finances, status of Well #8, and pumping allocations were discussed.

In the recent election all Board members serving as Officers were reelected, except for Secretary Roger Whitlock.  At the August 29 Board meeting, new Director Steven Muro was unanimously elected Secretary.  These are now Crestview’s Officers: President:                    Frank Mezzatesta Vice President:           Alma Quezada Secretary:                   Steven Muro Treasurer:                   Laurie Bennett Continue reading In only change of Officers, Board elects Steven Muro Secretary.  Finances, status of Well #8, and pumping allocations were discussed.

Update on two slow-moving well projects

At the Annual Meeting, President Frank Mezzatesta reported that the 30-day comment period on the permit for Well #8 is expected to start “any day now,” and the Board is still studying potential locations for Well #7. Well #8 Mezzatesta reported the Crestview-funded, City-managed initial environmental study is only days Continue reading Update on two slow-moving well projects