Per our General Plan, demolition permits require discretionary review and cannot be simply handed out over the counter by the building department even if you are a church organization. There’s plenty of controversy in the record to show that this demolition requires discretionary environmental review.
How can the City justify issuing a demolition permit with “no conditions” ?
- What about the asbestos in the building?
- What about dust suppression?
- What about dump truck traffic and hours of operation and noise levels?
- Where does the waste go? In the basement? In the landfill?
- What’s the carbon footprint for the demolition as opposed to the retention and reuse of the building?
- What will replace the Meeting House? Six homes with six secondary units?
- What about the underground water flow across and off the property known as Spring Hill?
- Will the disturbance to the site cause new unanticipated water run off?
- Will there be toxics in the water?
- Has the Regional Water Quality Control Board been contacted? If not, why?
- What about a Grading Permit and re-vegetation of the site?
What can I do to protect myself and the neighborhood?
1) Attend the Planning Commission meeting tomorrow night, Tues. at 7:00 in City Hall and demand that the city require an environmental review with limiting conditions for any ground disturbance to the site.
2 ) Email Larry Oetker, the Community Development Director at email@example.com
3) Email the City Council