Press # 301
Hellman: Gum Grove Park gate allowed; not a dog
Date: 8/7/2003 11:02:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Doug Korthof <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (via list)
The Commission, with words of praise for the late Lillian
Robles, staff, the local tribe and chiefs, and the efforts
of John Laing Homes, APPROVED the mitigation plan that
preserves the Native American Cemetery on ORA-264, reducing
the size of the tract by 6 houses.
addition, Commission approved staff's siting the interpretive
center proposed by John Laing Homes on "sit C",
which is very close to "site B" on the expansion
of Gum Grove Park. This location is a little farther from
existing homes, which is responsive to some concerns by
local residents, and integrates views of the wetlands
with the mesa, a fine site for school kids to visit and
a resource for all the people.
agreed that Special Condition 17 does NOT bar a locked
gate restricting entry to the park when it is not open,
and does not interfere with public access. This phony
argument was used by CCC detractors to make fun of the
alleged "stupid" condition, but their bogus
plot was penetrated and foiled by this Commission statement.