I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! Now it's time to get back to business! Although many of the neighbors near this project demanded that the applicants be required to complete a new and truthful application, the Community Development Department (CDD) did not Require John Droge and Fred Smith to do so. They are instead moving forward with the existing application and have issued a Revised Application Referral for Project No. PA-1600188. I just received an email from the Community Development Department with the attached Revised Referral and they are giving us until January 27th to submit any recommendations or comments.
After they have reviewed all our comments, the CDD will complete a NEW initial study with their recommendation for the Planning Commission to either Approve or Reject the application at next hearing. They could also issue a new negative declaration based on their findings. The date of the next hearing has not been set.
I highly recommend that everyone send emails and letters to the CCD expressing our concerns. You can send letters or emails to:
Community Development Department
1810 E Hazelton Ave, Stockton CA 95206