Santa Susana Knolls, California
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Save The Knolls
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In 2004 we all wore red shirts to the Board of Supervisors meeting where we successfully deterred a high density re-zoning attempt. In bright red, this t-shirt is a must-have for all Knolls residents— especially when we go to future county meetings about re-zoning issues this fall. You can purchase your shirt at Save The Knolls T-Shirt

Don't wait to the last minute, these shirts take two to three weeks to deliver! Of course, these t-shirts are not required attire, but they are cool!

August 2013 — N 1308

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Planning Commission Meeting
On the Katherine Road Widening and the Colton Lee Development

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where: Hall of Administration,

800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009

Time: 8:30AM

Five and half hours for the August 1st hearing was not enough to consider all the issues and comments on the Katherine Road widening. Therefore the hearing was "continued" to August 15th. Fortunately, the public comment period will remain open. If you didn't get a chance at the first hearing to comment or had to leave early and still want to speak you now have another opportunity in this "continued" meeting to do so.

We have to voice our concerns about this development to the Planning Commissioners. If we DO NOT show up in force they will think that the destruction of Katherine Road and our neighborhood is OK with us. We all know that it's definitely NOT! Although this meeting is on a work day morning and it is hard for people to take off from work, let alone travel to Ventura City, we need to show up in force again. Click here for a drive map to the VC Government Center.

Any special last minute notices about the hearing will go out by email and posted on the savetheknolls web site. Please check your email inbox or the website for those notices.

Ventura County Planning Commission info is available on their web site. Click Here

Katherine Road ‘walk’ Update

The Katherine Road walk with Supervisor Foy is to be scheduled after the Planning Commission Meeting and before the Board of Supervisors Meeting. More info to come.

See the video on the Topanga Fire 2005 and the Katherine Road widening

In the rural zoned area known as Santa Susana Knolls, near Simi Valley, California, Colton Lee Development proposes to widen Katherine Road in order to win the Ventura County government's and Planning Commission's approval of Katherine Rd. as a secondary access and also gain approval for its high density development in the non-urban Knolls. This 6 minute video that was played during the Planning Commission hearing on the history of the Topanga Fire in 2005 shows how useless Katherine Rd—widened or not—would have been as a secondary access road. In fact it was a dangerous escape route during the 2005 fire and will probably be so again, regardless of whether it's widened. See the video on YouTube.

About the SaveTheKnolls website

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Please know that our site is clean and not malicious. So be assured that you can open the site without any worry or concern.

Help us keep the Knolls Informed

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The Perseid Meteor Showers this Weekend

Perseid Meteror ShowersThe Perseid meteor shower will be visible during the coming week of August 6 to 14. These are annual favorites because the meteors are more visible and numerous. The peak activity will be on Aug 11 and 12 in the pre-dawn hours (i.e midnight to 4 am) For tips on watching the meteors visit the EARTHSKY website. Photo at right depicting the pre-dawn constellations in the eastern sky is courtesy of Earthsky.




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