Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Truck Stop Effort Hires Expert Help

By Nao Braverman
The Committee to Stop the Trucks! is building its brigade by hiring two experts to strengthen its position.
The group, which has been gathering support to oppose increasing gravel truck traffic through the Ojai Valley, has decided on an environmental consultant and an attorney to join their team.
Prior to the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission meeting, committee members solicited the help of Chatten-Brown & Carsten’s lead attorney Jan Chatten and local environmental consultant Dave Magney.
The Santa Monica-based law firm came highly recommended by the Santa Barbara-based Environmental Defense Center which helped Ojai citizens quash the proposed Weldon Canyon dump site in the early 1990s. Though the Santa Barbara firm was the committee’s first choice, they were currently booked but referred committee members to Chatten-Brown & Carsten’s which specializes in environmental, land use, municipal and natural resource law, said committee member Michael Shapiro.
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1 comment:

Annika Forester said...

Has anyone else noticed the frequency of gravel trucks currently barreling (eastbound) down highway 150? I've been seeing them every day lately, as I travel between Rice Road and the Montessori School. I counted 8 or 9 in about a 15 minute period as I walked across the bridge over the Ventura River yesterday. What's up with this? Are they sneaking in the back way, upping the excavation in order to get more rocks out before they might get shut down? The news has only reposted on concerns over these trucks on 33, going through the tunnels and all, but who are they and where are these guys coming from?