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|Date:||2 May 2002 21:24:25 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Civilian housing a step closer at former Fort Ord|
[THE ARTICLE BELOW WAS POSTED YESTERDAY WITHOUT A URL. THIS RE-POSTING INCLUDES YESTERDAY'S EXERPT, THIS TIME ACCOMPANIED BY THE LINK] Civilian housing a step closer at former Fort Ord A PROPOSAL, SIGNED OFF BY THE GOVERNOR, WOULD ALLOW THE TRANSFER OF MORE THAN 1,200 FORMER MILITARY HOUSING UNITS By David L. Beck Mercury News With a stroke of the pen Tuesday, Gov. Gray Davis eased a logjam at the former Fort Ord and made possible the transfer of more than 1,200 housing units for civilian use. U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Salinas, who has been pushing for the move, called it ``a long-awaited opportunity.'' The vast military reservation -- about the size of San Francisco -- was shut down a decade ago, and some of it was transferred to civilian use. California State University-Monterey Bay was created there, and the surrounding cities, Seaside and Marina, received an airfield and two golf courses, respectively. But environmental concerns delayed the transfer of other portions. The Army was responsible for underground cleanup, but it was less clear whether old buildings that contained lead-based paint, for example, could be transferred without being cleaned up. Davis' action in concurring with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency permits what is called an ``early transfer'' before those environmental issues are resolved. This article can be viewed in its entirety at: http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/3169914.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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