UPDATE: Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park
We received this email this morning:
Thank you for posting information about the project and thank you for all of your support. It certainly is appreciated and has helped to make an impact. We are clearly moving forward and things are looking extremely favorable. We would like to thank those that wrote letters to county due to your website but do not know who they are. It would be great if you could share our appreciation and post the latest update post 1st public hearing.
The Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park took a significant step toward approval last Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Planning Commission public hearing held in the Hall of Records in downtown L.A. The planning commission staff presented its findings to the planning commissioners and the assembled public: They recommend approval for the project.
While the staff’s findings and recommendation are significant, there is still some work to be done and questions answered before the Planning Commission makes its final recommendation to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for their consideration. The result is a continuance of the public hearing to be held on December 2, 2009.
The most contentious issue for opponents is noise produced at the track and the Planning Commission has asked for further details on this issue. Fortunately, we had a proper study conducted by a professional firm and expect this to be essentially a matter of clarifying the results we already have in place.
The Planning Commission has also asked key supporters of the neighboring Poppy Reserve to work with us to find ways of minimizing noise and other concerns, especially during peak poppy season. Although we have reached out to them before (and were recently turned down for a meeting), we welcome additional discussion and expect a meeting to take place sometime between now and December 2.
Most importantly, this letter is to thank you very much for your outstanding support of the project. We had a big turnout of supporters at the hearing—many of whom spoke—all making important points about the project. In fact, supporters at the hearing out-numbered opponents by about 2 to 1. We believe this had a significant, positive effect on the commissioners.
We will continue to keep you posted on the status of the project after the hearing in December.
Many thanks again for all your support.
Thomas E. Malloy