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Public meetings: Week of April 25

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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:20 am, Mon Apr 25, 2011.

The following is a list of public meetings in the Lodi and Galt areas this week:


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  • Doug Chaney posted at 2:30 pm on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    I'm still puzzled why the county would pay over $3 million for 4 acres of land in Lockeford for a park while using eminent domain to acquire property in Thornton to realign Thornton Road? Anybody?

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:51 am on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Kevin... I wouldn't doubt that your explanation is valid... and if so, a sad commentary and perfect example of anti business ... anti job friendly environment we have in California.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 9:46 am on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2111

    I think what the study is going to look at is IF the construction will scare the hawks away from their habitat. If it is just after hatching then the baby hawks could be abandoned in the nest and cause a population decline, but that is only a short span of the year so I hope a Real assessment will find the BEST time to do the construction that would not hamper the development of the baby hawks but still allow for the needed repaving. This kind of study is standard, I suspect, for any repaving in rural areas. This is just more news worthy since an endangered hawk catches mice there before cars can hit the little rodents.

    PS. This isn't defending the hawk, just trying to find an explanation for the study from a protective stand-point.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:22 am on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Jay... I think it is probably a direct, or indirect result of the Endangered Species Act which is Federal legislation... in my opinion, it shines a bright light on on our economy and how it is strangled and hampered by frivolous legislation.... to have a good project held up and time, energy and money put into something so silly is twilight zone material. The only thing that made me smile was imagining who would be qualified to study impacts to Swainson’s hawk habitat by resurfacing an existing road...maybe Pee Wee Herman

  • Jay Samone posted at 9:00 am on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Jay Samone Posts: 359

    I don't get that either Darrell. I, too, had to read that a couple of times to understand. Must be a current county code or something.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:17 am on Mon, Apr 25, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Consider awarding a $346,000 contract to Lodi-based George Reed to resurface a 1.7-mile stretch of Acampo Road from Highway 99 to Lower Sacramento Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in May a qualified wildlife biologist must first study impacts to Swainson’s hawk habitat. The hawk is a state-listed threatened species.

    Had to read 3 times to make sure I understood... If I understand it, There is some kind of concern, for a hawk, that resurfacing an "EXISTING" road merits a study to determine if the hawk will be affected.... I guess the existing road may be hindering the growth of a special tree hawks prefer... maybe the road needs to be torn out so the hawk can live... I expect that the result of this study will require the farmers to pull the vineyards in that area and plant more palm trees so the hawk can be comfortable... the grape farmers are the enemy … save the hawk...



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