…DUMPING IN WILDOMAR
Once again, elected and appointed officials on the City Council/Planning Commission (hereinafter the “Wildo-Morons”) resort to the overused phrase “document dump” to describe citizen input to ongoing Planning Commission and City Council activities within the legal proscribed time limits.
At last night’s City of Wildomar Planning Commission meeting, Commission Chair Veronica Langworthy apparently complained to Wildomar citizen, Gary Andre, after he presented settlement documents that were already in the possession of Wildomar city staff but were not included in the agenda packet for review by the Planning Commissioners.
The previously-approved Oak Creek Canyon project was brought back to the Planning Commission for approval of “minor changes,” and it was important that the conditions within the settlement agreement between the developer, the City of Wildomar and the plaintiff, Gary Andre, be incorporated into the conditions of the development.
After spending the past week trying to get the settlement conditions incorporated within the Planning Commission agenda packet, André was left with no alternative but to hand carry the documents to City Hall and present them to the City Clerk in order to be assured that the documents would be available to the Planning Commissioners. Whether or not the documents were appended to the agenda was entirely within the control of city staff.
Nevertheless, Planning Commission Chair Langworthy apparently resorted to the complaint of a last-minute “document dump,” thereby alluding to and associating herself with Washington DC-style tactics, presumably to inflate her own importance.
The primary issue is the hiding by city staff of the “environmental disaster” that is unfolding due to the presence of a raw sewage “spray field” that has been the unfortunate method of processing of raw sewage from The Farm since 1974. As a result of that ongoing spraying of urine, it is likely that the presence of nitrates in Cottonwood Creek and the underlying the water table will have to be addressed sooner, rather than later.
As you may know when the EVMWD took over the water service for nearby residents, they required immunity from any lawsuits arising from the water contamination before they would agree to providing water service for the residents.
More on this matter in the near future .
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Perhaps The Planning Commissioners will now find their own voice and actually “dump” on the Planning Department for keeping them in the dark on such important matters