March 21, 2007

Dairies Approved

At their March 20, 2007 meeting the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved the special-use permit which gives Sam Etchegaray permission to build two dairies near the town of Allensworth and Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The March 20th meeting was the tenth - six by the Tulare County Planning Commission and four by the supervisors - public hearings held on the dairies.

Etchegaray must get the approval of the San Joaquin Valley Pollution Control district and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board before the dairies can be build.

You can read the board of supervisors' resolution at the Tulare County web site.

March 20, 2007

Rialto lawmaker goes to bat for historic park

Listen to the Monday, March 19, 2007 podcast from Inland News about the proposed dairies.

March 13, 2007

Legislative Black Caucus Introduced Bill to Ban Dairies

In an effort to stop the development of two dairies next to Allensworth State Park the Legislative Black Caucus has introduced Assembly Bill 576 which would make it illegal to operate animal feeding operations within five miles of Park. The bill is scheduled to be heard in committee on March 24th. A 2/3 vote is required to pass the bill.

The complete bill can be read at the Official California Legislative Information web site. The site also lets you send your comments about the bill to the author of the bill, Assembly Member Carter. Rather you are in support or opposed to the bill please visit the site and leave your comments.