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SAVE PORTAL RIDGE  Have concerns about wind turbines on Portal Ridge & near the Poppy Reserve.  Give us your feedback.  Click HERE or   email:  SavePortalRidge@ avopenspace.org

 The Antelope Valley is the western most section of the Mojave Desert, north of Los Angeles, CA.  Man and nature can exist together with planning and cooperation.  Open space is not to be taken lightly.  With careful consideration, nature should be allowed to co-exist without the fear of destruction from the human species.  The desert is not a wasteland, development is not always progress.

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Email: info@ avopenspace.org

AS OF MAY 27th, 301 LETTERS & 400+ SIGNATURES HAVE BEEN GATHERED OPPOSING INDUSTRIAL RE PROJECTS IN THE AV INCLUDING THE  PROJECTS OF NEXT ERA (PORTAL RIDGE) & ELEMENT POWER (POPPY RESERVE)

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Town Council Presentation 2-16-12

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Maps of Next Era Project

Wednesday, February 12 is the hearing date concerning the West Antelope Solar Project, R-2012-01589-(5) proposed by Canadian Solar for 263 acres West of 110 Street West (Johnson Road) and north and south of Avenue J. There is an urgent need for emails concerning this project which should be sent before the hearing date on Wednesday. Number of protest emails and letters are recorded by county planners and reported to county decision makers. (Please  note: this is a different industrial solar project - not the Silverado Project discussed Saturday, February 2, at the hearing in Lancaster, although unfortunately portions of the Silverado project are proposed  for adjacent areas.)

February 19, 2014, Wednesday - Antelope Acres, Westside Community Church, 6 pm.  Presentation about effects on the desert environment filled with solar panels by Dr. Michael F. Allen, Professor of Biology, Plant Pathology & Microbiology at the University of California, Riverside.

February 12, 2014, Wednesday, 9 am - At L.A. County Regional Planning Office.  Notice of Public Hearing.  Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration on the West AV Solar Project. Click here for the notice.   Click here for FAVOS response to planned MND.

February 1, 2014, Saturday - Lancaster Library, 1 pm.  Hearing on the draft environmental impact report for the Silverado Project. This extensive project on multiple parcels will cover a large portion of the West AV with industrial solar. A good turn out will encourage the scheduling of future hearings in the Antelope Valley. Here is a link to the project documentation.                     February 2, 2014 - Click here for an Antelope Valley Press article on the results of the hearing

December 7, 2013 - The Significant Ecological Area (SEA) Ordinance is in the process of being updated.  Click here for Draft 4 of the ordinance dated December 5, 2013. It has been reorganized and introduces several new concepts as compared to Draft 3, the December 2012 SEA Ordinance. Portions of the draft have been changed to increase specificity of standards or to address comments raised during the comment period for Draft 3. Draft 4 has also  been reorganized in sections.  SEA Ordinance website is here.

Map of Element Power Project

Other Areas Look at Wind

California - Save Our Desert

Oregon - Grand Ronde Valley

Arizona - Canyon Country

National Wind Watch

Utah - Wind Farm Facts

Maine - Citizens’ Task Force

Vermont - With Vision

Hawaii - Friends of Lana’i

Kansas - Flint Hills

New York - We Oppose Wind

Pennsylvania - No Free Wind

Rhode Island - Ill Wind

Wisconsin - Wind Cows

West Va. - Mountain Comm.

North American Platform Against Windpower

Wisconsin - Better Plan

December 6, 2013 - Comments from FAVOS about the proposed Draft Ordinance for Renewable Energy. Go here for the information.

October  2013 -  The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning has released the Draft Ordinance for Renewable Energy.  This draft ordinance is intended to provide baseline standards for renewable energy projects.  Where a discretionary permit is required, project conditions will be required to address specific needs.  Click here.

March 16, 2013 - Here is another report from a local Antelope Acres resident on fugitive soil in the Antelope Valley.  This refers to soil blowing from one place to another due to wind after the soil has been disturbed.  In the AV, a factor in this is the influx of renewable energy construction projects.  More Fugitive Soil.

March 6, 2013 - Wind and soil erosion have been a big problem in the Antelope Valley over the last 10 years due to lack of moisture and increased development.  Here are two reports from a local Antelope Acres resident on his observations.  Fugitive Soil.   Mini Dust Bowl.

CLICK HERE for a map showing Union Station and the Dept. of Regional Planning in downtown Los Angeles.        METROLINK WEBSITE

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CLICK HERE for SEATAC website

Dept. of Regional Planning

320 West Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Town Council

Meeting

Date / Time

Location

Antelope Acres

3rd Wed. of month

 

Community Center

Original Antelope Acres

3rd Wed. of month

 

Westside Comm. Church

Fairmont

3rd Thurs. of month

 

Farimont Market

Lakes

1st Sat. of month

 

Lakes Commun. Center

Oso

TBD

 

 

Quartz Hill

3rd Tues. of month

 

Lane Park Commun. Room

3 Points

2nd Sat. of every odd month

 

Grace Church

Assoc. of Rural TC’s

Last Wed. of month

 

Fire Station 129 on W. 6th St.

Lake Los Angeles

4th Tues. of month

 

Elem. School

Littlerock

2nd Thurs. of month

 

Grange Hall

Sun Village

4th Mon. of month

 

Shaw Building

Roosevelt

TBD

 

 

Acton

1st & 3rd Mon. of month

 

Commun. Center

Green Valley

2nd Wed. of month

 

Commun. Center

Juniper Hills

1st Wed of even mon.

 

Commun. Center

Leona Valley

2nd Mon. of month

 

Commun. Center

L.A. COUNTY CONTACT  INFORMATION

Name

Email

Phone

Norm Hickling, Field Deputy to Sup. Antonovich

nhickling@lacbos.org

(661)-726-3600

Sup. Michael Antonovich

fifthdistrict@lacbos.org

(213)-974-5555

L.A. COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION INFORMATION

Name

Email

Phone

Anthony Curzi

acurzi@planning.lacounty.gov

(213)-974-6461

U.S. CONGRESSMEN for AV INFORMATION

Name

Link for email

Phone

Buck McKeon

Click here for website

(661)-254-2111

Kevin McCarthy

Click here for website

(661)-327-3611

U.S. SENATORS for CA INFORMATION

Name

Link for email

Phone

Barbara Boxer

Click here for website

(202)-224-3841

Diane Feinstein

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(202)-224-3553

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