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Thursday, June 24, 2010

East L.A. County wild spot threatened --public ownership does not always =protection

Diamond Bar to hear public's input on 30-acre site proposed for development

By James Wagner, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, June 14, 2010

DIAMOND BAR - Mary Rodriguez insists her neighborhood will change for the worse if the city approves its plan for a plot of 30 acres known as "Site D."

"Everybody that I've talked to is opposed to it," she said, of her neighbors.

Rodriguez, who lives adjacent to the site, has handed out hundreds of fliers and is planning on posting two five-foot long posters nearby warning of what she says will be increased traffic and noise.

The City Council at its meeting tonight [June 15] is scheduled to consider an environmental impact report and specific plan for the plot at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Brea Canyon Road.

The city hopes Site D could eventually hold a mix of 154,000 square feet of commercial space and 202 residential units.

The majority of the 30 acres is owned by the Walnut Valley Unified School District. The city owns about an acre and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District about two-thirds of an acre....

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