With the public comment period for the Draft EIR on the Upper Main Ditch Project coming to a close on July 23, at 5pm, the Save the Canal group is planning to focus on the public’s input to EID’s EIR at our upcoming town hall meeting. Comments that are to be included in the Final Public Hearing must be addressed by this deadline or they will be ignored. The primary focus at our July 11th meeting will be addressing specific issues we have pulled out of the Draft EIR in order to help the public with their comments and to help concerned citizens meet the deadline. That said, we WILL be allowing public comment, but it will be timed based on the number of folks wishing to make a comment.
Our schedule for the evening is tentatively as follows and subject to change:
6:00-6:30– Open House/ displays will be set up to educate you on some of the issues and mitigations we believe EID is responsible for. We will be around the room to answer any questions you may have.
6:30-6:55- Public Comment
6:55-7:15– Save the Canal CEQA presentation
7:15-8:00– Comment writing/help/dialog and opportunity to raise issues that were not addressed.
If you’d like, you may leave your completed comments with us to deliver in person to EID.
Thanks to Dina Heidrich for the lovely photograph
Save the Canal shows its HEART at the Pollock Pines Fourth of July Parade!
Thank you to all who participated and the Pollock Pines crowds that cheered us on all along the parade route. We appreciate your support!
Here’s a quick fact list about the upcoming town hall meeting next week. Please join us at 6:00 at the PP-Camino Community Center on July 11! Together we CAN! See you there!
EID is in process of collecting your comments about this project and the released Draft Environmental Impact Report. Please respond to EID! Click the link below to find a form, project updates, and the DEIR. The form can be printed and mailed or submitted online on or before July 23, at 5:00 pm.
Other important info upcoming: Fourth of July Parade and Save the Canal’s own real town hall meeting to be held at the PP-Camino Community Center on July 11 at 6:30 pm! From 6:00-6:30 we will have some displays set up to help educate on some of the very real issues and impacts of this proposed project.
After that, at 6:30 we will begin.
Make your voice heard!
Make sure to attend EID’s “Public Meeting”on 6/27 at 6pm.
HEY EID, why don’t you want our community to engage in discussion?
Open house–open forum the new kind of meeting? No it has been around for awhile. “An open forum hearing without an audience session precludes debate on a proposal’s merits. Parties do not hear opposing views first-hand—nor do they have an opportunity to clarify stances or raise questions about opposing viewpoints. Some critics charge that agencies use open forum hearings as a “divide-and-conquer” strategy. If differing views are not heard, the public may be surprised to find a controversy exists. When people hear one another, they develop an improved understanding of a proposal and its implications for other people.”
The draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report) has been released by EID.
The public comment period lasts until July 23.
EID is holding a public comment meeting (ironically which does not allow for the public dialoging with each other) on June 27 at 6:00pm at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center on Sanders Dr.
July 11th will be Save the Canal’s own Town Hall Meeting at the Community Center. 6:30pm
We made over $760 at the rummage sale! Thank you to all who came by to purchase items to support our great cause!
The rummage sale is planned for June 16 in Pollock Pines at the Rotary sale by El Dorado Savings.
Other important dates: June 9 Bake Sale, 9-3:00 at Safeway and June 11 EID meeting will be held at 9:00.
Important June 11 Save the Canal meeting at 6:00 at the Community Center, re: EIR report to be released this week by EID.
Contact Lisa ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joanne (email@example.com) for needed information on upcoming dates and items.
For June 16, please collect all your unwanted items. Anything goes except clothing, unless it’s something special, like a leather jacket.
We are only about $10,000 away from our goal of $25,000 for the EIR attorney’s fee! The EIR was released June 6. We have 45 days to respond to EID, which is July 23. Let’s keep this going! More info at the next meeting re: volunteers and other info. on the rummage sale.
See you at the Bake Sale in front of Safeway, Saturday, June 9 from 9-3:00!
Save your items for an upcoming rummage sale to earn money to fight the EIR!
Date to be determined: May 19 in Pollock Pines or July 22 at Placerville Fairgrounds.
We still need pictures of Forebay Lake that show the shores with trees, where there are now none. You can bring to the meeting
or send to me (Joanne) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bake Sale:December Bake Sale helped add to our total for fighting the EIR.
Meeting:A new meeting date is March 12 at 6:15 at the PP-Camino Community Center.
Pictures:We’d like any pictures you have which show Forebay Lake before it was logged. Thanks for looking! Old pictures are fine, like this one showing trees on the south side of the lake and in the valley past the dam. Thank you, Erika Larsson for this image. Bring to the meeting or contact Joanne Abram at email@example.com for how to share your photos.
Thank you to all the hard working volunteers and bakers! We were able to add $413.00 to our legal fund!
New signs for Save the Canal are out and showing up all around town. Get yours and help spread the word!
Next meeting is on Monday, November 27 at 6pm at the PP-Camino Community Center, 2675 Sanders Dr., PP.