City’s Response to Mt SAC Solar Project

Attached please find the letter sent from the City to Mt. Sac regarding the Solar Project.

As you can see it is a very strong letter.

We have come a long way!  A year and a half ago most if not all of Walnut residents had no clue as to various projects planned by Mt. Sac. But when a group of residents started looking into the proposed parking structure they pleaded and cajoled the City to fight the 5 story parking structure that Mt. Sac planned within 120 feet of the Timberline development. Fortunately, the City council reacted to the resident’s demands and started looking into the matter and filed their own legal case.

The same is true with the proposed Solar project. United Walnut Taxpayers (Walnut residents), conducted our own study and exposed the tremendous negative impact this industrial Solar project would have on our City.  Again, when we shared this with our City officials they realized the magnitude of this project.

Unfortunately, Mt. Sac not only snubbed their nose at the community but at our City as well.  They refused to comply with City requirements and submit a Conditional Use Permit application as required by law.

I say all this in gratitude to all those countless residents that gave so much of their time, effort and money to study this project and present the facts to their fellow residents and our City officials.

We are where we are because we believed in our right to protect our City and we will continue to do so.  We will take this fight all the way to the CA supreme court if we have to!  We have a great attorney and the City has hired a great firm.

If Mt. Sac has any sense they would recognize that it’s a no win situation to fight the community and the City. They would recognize the importance of being a good neighbor.

We need to stand together until we make it through the courts or Mt. Sac starts thinking of our City as a valuable asset that they should preserve.

We need to your help in raising the balance of the attorney fees by the end of the year.  We are now a public not for profit tax exempt organization.  Your deductions will be tax exempt.

Please help us out to the finish line.

http://www.savewalnut.org/docs/City%20attorney%20letter%20to%20Mt%20Sac%20(1).pdf

Make your contributions online under Donate tab or make your checks payable to United Walnut Taxpayers, P. O. Box 1665, Walnut, CA 91789

Thank you,

Layla

President

United Walnut Taxpayers

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