|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:28:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Treasure Island [CA] development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected"|
Treasure Island development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected By Steven T. Jones San Francisco Bay Guardian (CA) July 10, 2014Construction on the first 1,000 of up to 8,000 new homes planned for Treasure Island could begin as soon as next year after the State Appeals Court this week rejected a challenge of the project’s environmental impact report by Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island, a grassroots group led by former supervisor Aaron Peskin.
The group challenged the project's unanimous 2006 approval by the Board of Supervisors after its terms were modified the next year by the developers, Wilson Meany and Lennar Urban, to increase the number of homes and decrease their affordability. The project Peskin helped approve was 6,000 homes, 30 percent of them affordable, but now it’s up to 8,000 homes, 25 percent affordable.
More recently, stories by the Center for Investigative Reporting/Bay Citizen, San Francisco Chronicle, and others have also found evidence of lingering radiological contamination on the island from its days as a US Navy base, something that Peskin told us should raise concerns about the project.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development- plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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